Newly Crowned 2016 Rose of Tralee Launches Kerry Hospice Foundation Coffee Morning

The newly crowned 2016 Rose of Tralee Maggie McEldowney launched Kerry Hospice Foundation’s Coffee Morning this week following another great festival in in Tralee. The 27-year-old Chicago native works as director of development at Marist High School and her grandmother, Brigid O’Neill, was born in Maghera, Co Derry. The local hospice group was delighted to again have the winner launch their annual fundraiser to raise funds local hospice services in Kerry.

Kerry Hospice Foundation is currently funding the building of an inpatient unit consisting of 15 beds costing €6.2million and has given a commitment to donate €400 towards the running of the unit for five years. Their Home Care Nurses attended to 541 patients in 2015, making 4,593 visits to their homes. 242 patients attended the Palliative Care Unit, making 1815 visits. The cost of the home care service for 2015 was €76,733. All support for coffee mornings is appreciated by the hospice group .

Pictured in Tralee Town Park with Chicago Rose Maggie McEldowney are Dan Galvin, Vice Chair Kerry Hospice Foundation, Mary Shanahan, Secretary, Ted Moynihan, Chair Kerry Hospice Foundation and Mairead Fernane

North Westmeath Hospice is delighted and appreciative to have Playwright Michael Harding on board

North Westmeath Hospice is delighted and appreciative to have Playwright Michael Harding on board

Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice is a major highlight of the year for North Westmeath Hospice raising important funds and this year they welcomed ambassador Michael Harding on board. Michael is a renowned writer, novelist and playwright and a strong advocate of hospice care.

 

Speaking about hospice, Michael said: “To live life to the full, in every breath, to the last moment, and to be held with love by family and friends is every human beings wish. Hospice Ireland has been facilitating that for many years, and I know of no other organisation that so well deserves our help and support.”

 

Pictured is Carmel Kerrigan and Mona LyngNorth of North Westmeath Hospice Fundraising Committee with Michael Harding, novelist and playwright

#Coffee4Hospice Launch with Mario Rosenstock and Davy Fitzgerald

Mario Rosenstock and Davy Fitzgerald were on hand for this year’s launch in Our Lady’s Hospice and Home Care creating much excitement in the run up to the nationwide event taking place on Thursday 15thSeptember.

That’s the day when people everywhere will share a cup of Bewley’s coffee to support their local hospice and their vital work caring for people in their local communities nationwide. Friday’s launch received much national media coverage helping to boost this year’s event.

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19/8/16 ***NO REPRO FEE*** On yer coffee trike! Mario Rosenstock and Davy Fitzgerald saddle up for Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice 2016 Mario Rosenstock and legendary Clare manager, Davy Fitzgerald are calling on people across the country to get on board for Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice together with Bewley’s on Thursday 15th September. Putting their barista skills to the test, the duo urged people to host a coffee morning or to share a cup of Bewleys’ coffee to support their local hospice and their vital work caring for people in their local communities nationwide. To get involved visit www.hospicecoffemorning.ie or call 1890 717 000. Mario Rosenstock said, “I’ve been delighted to be involved with the hospice for a few years now and in that time I've seen at first-hand the work they do and the care they give. To continue giving this care, hospice services across the country need vital funds and Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice is the one day when everyone can get involved and help them to do just that. Whether you host a coffee morning of your own or visit a local coffee morning to enjoy a Bewley’s coffee, your support is key as every cup counts”. Pictured at the launch at Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross were (l-r) Mario Rosenstock and Davy Fitzgerald Pic: Marc O'Sullivan

19/8/16 ***NO REPRO FEE*** On yer coffee trike! Mario Rosenstock and Davy Fitzgerald saddle up for Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice 2016 Mario Rosenstock and legendary Clare manager, Davy Fitzgerald are calling on people across the country to get on board for Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice together with Bewley’s on Thursday 15th September. Putting their barista skills to the test, the duo urged people to host a coffee morning or to share a cup of Bewleys’ coffee to support their local hospice and their vital work caring for people in their local communities nationwide. To get involved visit www.hospicecoffemorning.ie or call 1890 717 000. Mario Rosenstock said, “I’ve been delighted to be involved with the hospice for a few years now and in that time I've seen at first-hand the work they do and the care they give. To continue giving this care, hospice services across the country need vital funds and Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice is the one day when everyone can get involved and help them to do just that. Whether you host a coffee morning of your own or visit a local coffee morning to enjoy a Bewley’s coffee, your support is key as every cup counts”. Pictured at the launch at Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross were (l-r) Mario Rosenstock and Davy Fitzgerald Pic: Marc O'Sullivan

19/8/16 ***NO REPRO FEE*** On yer coffee trike! Mario Rosenstock and Davy Fitzgerald saddle up for Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice 2016 Mario Rosenstock and legendary Clare manager, Davy Fitzgerald are calling on people across the country to get on board for Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice together with Bewley’s on Thursday 15th September. Putting their barista skills to the test, the duo urged people to host a coffee morning or to share a cup of Bewleys’ coffee to support their local hospice and their vital work caring for people in their local communities nationwide. To get involved visit www.hospicecoffemorning.ie or call 1890 717 000. Mario Rosenstock said, “I’ve been delighted to be involved with the hospice for a few years now and in that time I've seen at first-hand the work they do and the care they give. To continue giving this care, hospice services across the country need vital funds and Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice is the one day when everyone can get involved and help them to do just that. Whether you host a coffee morning of your own or visit a local coffee morning to enjoy a Bewley’s coffee, your support is key as every cup counts”. Pictured at the launch at Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross were (l-r) Mario Rosenstock and Davy Fitzgerald Pic: Marc O'Sullivan

19/8/16 ***NO REPRO FEE*** On yer coffee trike! Mario Rosenstock and Davy Fitzgerald saddle up for Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice 2016 Mario Rosenstock and legendary Clare manager, Davy Fitzgerald are calling on people across the country to get on board for Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice together with Bewley’s on Thursday 15th September. Putting their barista skills to the test, the duo urged people to host a coffee morning or to share a cup of Bewleys’ coffee to support their local hospice and their vital work caring for people in their local communities nationwide. To get involved visit www.hospicecoffemorning.ie or call 1890 717 000. Mario Rosenstock said, “I’ve been delighted to be involved with the hospice for a few years now and in that time I've seen at first-hand the work they do and the care they give. To continue giving this care, hospice services across the country need vital funds and Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice is the one day when everyone can get involved and help them to do just that. Whether you host a coffee morning of your own or visit a local coffee morning to enjoy a Bewley’s coffee, your support is key as every cup counts”. Pictured at the launch at Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross were (l-r) Mario Rosenstock and Davy Fitzgerald Pic: Marc O'Sullivan

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19/8/16 ***NO REPRO FEE*** On yer coffee trike! Mario Rosenstock and Davy Fitzgerald saddle up for Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice 2016 Mario Rosenstock and legendary Clare manager, Davy Fitzgerald are calling on people across the country to get on board for Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice together with Bewley’s on Thursday 15th September. Putting their barista skills to the test, the duo urged people to host a coffee morning or to share a cup of Bewleys’ coffee to support their local hospice and their vital work caring for people in their local communities nationwide. To get involved visit www.hospicecoffemorning.ie or call 1890 717 000. Mario Rosenstock said, “I’ve been delighted to be involved with the hospice for a few years now and in that time I've seen at first-hand the work they do and the care they give. To continue giving this care, hospice services across the country need vital funds and Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice is the one day when everyone can get involved and help them to do just that. Whether you host a coffee morning of your own or visit a local coffee morning to enjoy a Bewley’s coffee, your support is key as every cup counts”. Pictured at the launch at Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross were (l-r) Davy Fitzgerald,Eleanor Flew from Our Lady's Hospice, Paul Reid, a patient at the Hospice and Mario Rosenstock Pic: Marc O'Sullivan

Every Cup Counts for Hospice! Mario urges everyone to get on board for Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice 2016

Host a coffee morning or share a cup of Bewley’s #coffee4hospice

6,508 people passed away with the support of local hospice services in 2015

Mario Rosenstock is calling on everyone to get on board for Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice together with Bewley’s on Thursday 15th September. That’s the day when people everywhere will share a cup of Bewley’s coffee to support their local hospice and their vital work caring for people in their local communities nationwide.

Mario and other well-known personalities are backing the Hospice campaign including Davy Fitzgerald, Brendan and Domhnall Gleeson, Imelda May, Gabriel Byrne, Baz and Nancy Ashmawy and Eamonn Coughlan

It’s really easy to take part.  Register at www.hospicecoffeemorning.ie to get your free Bewley’s fresh ground coffee pack. You can also contact your local hospice by calling 1890 717 000.  Or go along to any nearby coffee morning for your local hospice.

This year is Ireland’s 24th Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice since the major annual fundraiser first started in 1993 with some €32m raised to date. Bewley’s provides all the coffee free of charge nationwide and all money raised locally goes directly to local hospice care services.

Mario Rosenstock said, “I’ve been delighted to be involved with the hospice for a few years now and in that time I’ve seen at first-hand the work they do and the care they give. I’ve always found it an uplifting experience meeting the patients and residents. Each and every hospice patient is treated with wonderful kindness and dignity at such a vulnerable time.

“To continue giving this care, hospice services across the country need vital funds and Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice is the one day when everyone can get involved and help them to do just that. Whether you host a coffee morning of your own or visit a local coffee morning to enjoy a Bewley’s coffee, your support is key as every cup counts”.

Every year over 29,000 people die across Ireland and over one fifth of these people are supported by their local hospice either in an IPU setting (in patient unit) or via a Home Care team. Last year, 6,508 people passed away with the support of their local hospice. Local hospice services include specialist palliative care, residential care and end-of-life care. Money raised from Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice will go towards essential services such as homecare nurses, new equipment and development of new hospice care facilities.

Pat Quinlan, Chair of the Voluntary Hospice Groups said, “There is continuing pressure on already strained hospice services. The number of patients being admitted to hospice facilities is increasing and the demand for homecare services is also on the rise.

“Each local hospice across the country has a crucial role to play in caring for the people in their community but they face serious funding shortages. Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice together with Bewley’s has been raising much needed funds for the hospice movement for 24 years. We want to thank people for their generosity and urge them once again to get behind this year’s campaign.”

Mark Saunders, Brand Director with Bewley’s said “Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice is an incredibly important and vital campaign that Bewley’s has been very proud to support as sole sponsor since our very first cup of coffee was poured for Hospice over two decades ago.  This unique bond has gone from strength to strength with over €32 million raised for hospice care nationwide to date, that’s over 16 million cups of coffee.  But we need many more cups of coffee to be brewed for Hospice so we are asking everybody to come together On Thursday 15th September, have a cup of Bewley’s coffee and raise much needed funds for this vital cause.”

To host a cost morning, register at www.hospicecoffeemorning.ie to receive your free coffee pack of Bewley’s fresh ground coffee. You can also contact your local hospice by calling 1890 717 000.

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16 million cups of coffee and counting…

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!

Wicklow Hospice Foundation fundraising

My wife Nora passed away from cancer on the 13th December 2015.

Thankfully for Nora, sadly not for the people she left behind, her suffering wasn’t too long, it was just over 6 weeks from diagnosis to her leaving us. In that time Nora should have been able to avail of Hospice Care, but there was no Hospice in Co Wicklow.

Nora lived in Aughrim Co Wicklow and her closest Hospice was Blackrock, which was not able to accommodate her at the time as the patients from the catchment area get first preference.

Nora spent her final days in St Vincents Public Hospital where she did receive the best of care but for Nora, her husband, two girls, Mum and close family it was not the care that Nora or any other cancer sufferer should have as Public Hospitals are able to give the end of life care that Hospice can offer.

The Wicklow Hospice Foundation is fundraising to build a 15 bed Hospice with a palliative care team attached for the people of Co Wicklow and North Wexford.

Please support Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning which raises much needed funds for Hospice Care all over Ireland.

For more information on how you can get involved please contact Evanne, Chairperson of Fundraising on 0862485805 evanne@wicklowhospice.ie or Sinead, Administrator on 040291310 sinead@wicklowhospice.ie.