The Bewley’s family were Quakers and Bewley’s is built on the Quaker values of community, equality, honesty, fairness and integrity of character. Some 175 years on from our founding in 1840, this philosophy remains one of our guiding principles. Our sense of responsibility extends further than coffee farms and tea gardens. We believe in being ethical and responsible in everything we do and we get involved because we believe we can make a difference to the lives of others less fortunate than ourselves.
This belief has stayed with us right the way through our journey. From the 1940s when Bewley’s helped to feed hundreds of hungry children on the streets of Dublin to supporting today’s Fairtrade farming initiatives across the globe, Bewley’s has always believed in ‘good’ business.
Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice is synonymous with Bewley’s and Bewley’s is synonymous with Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice; the two go hand in hand. It’s a cause and campaign that Bewley’s has been privileged to lend its support as sole sponsor to for the past 24 years. The community is at the heart of Bewley’s and caring for people in the local community is what hospice services are all about. Our connection to the hospice is a perfect fit with the ethos of our company.
This bond has gone from strength to strength over the last two decades and we’re proud to say that we’ve helped to raise over €32 million for hospice care nationwide, that’s 16 million cups of coffee.
The first coffee morning took place in 1993 and since then considerable progress has been made, progress that may not have been possible without the crucial funds raised through Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice. But hospice services remain in desperate need of funding and in some areas of the country there remains a lack of available services.
On Thursday 15th September 2016, we are once again asking people to come together and show your community spirit by hosting a coffee morning for your local hospice service. And if you can’t host one, then be sure to join one and share a cup of coffee for the cause because all monies raised locally, stay locally.
Every cup counts!