Thank You!!

The day is finally here! It’s time to get the kettle on, get the cakes iced and gather with your friends, family, neighbours and colleagues to enjoy a cup of Bewley’s coffee in support of your local hospice & homecare service.

Today we celebrate 25 years of Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice Together with Bewley’s – and having raised over €34,000,000 since our very first coffee morning. The incredible generosity of people like you, our supporters, has helped to ensure that hospice & homecare is available to those who need it. You have helped to make a difference in someone’s life.

Thank you to everyone who has hosted, attended, donated and supported us this year. A massive thank you for all that you have done to make this such an amazing year from all of the hospice & homecare services who you are supporting. We wish you a very happy Coffee Morning!

 

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Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice Together with Bewley’s 2017!

It’s time to take a break, have a coffee and join in Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice Together with Bewley’s today to help raise vital funds for local hospices & homecare services.

We are celebrating twenty-five years of coffee mornings, Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice Together with Bewley’s will aim to raise a much needed €2 million for local hospice & homecare services nationwide to meet with growing demands for the service.

There are so many wonderful people who help to make today so special; our Coffee Morning Hosts, their guests, the staff, volunteers and patients of hospice & homecare services, our Ambassadors and our sponsor, Bewley’s. Some of Ireland’s most famous faces, including Brendan and Domhnall Gleeson, Boyzone star Keith Duffy, comedian Mario Rosenstock, Westlife star Markus Feehily, Clelia Murphy and Dr. Ciara Kelly, are asking people nationwide to support this important campaign by attending a local coffee morning.

Ambassador Brendan Gleeson said, “As someone who has seen first-hand the vital work hospices do in local communities it is an honour to support this campaign again this year. Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning For Hospice Together With Bewley’s is a cause close to my heart as I have been personally touched by the amazing work done in St. Francis Hospice. I urge people across Ireland to support the campaign and attend a local coffee morning this Thursday 14th September.

Pat Quinlan, Chair of the Voluntary Hospice Groups said, “Each year, hospice and homecare services across Ireland are responding to growing demands for their services and endeavoring to do so to the highest standards. The nature of hospice care is such that we must be in a position at all times to be able to respond in an appropriate and timely manner so that patient needs are fully met and their families supported. The funds raised from Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice Together with Bewley’s are crucial in order to ensure that our services meets these objectives on an ongoing basis and clearly without such support we could not provide the level of services that we do. The success of campaigns like this is thanks to the incredible supporters; our coffee morning hosts, guests, Ambassadors and our sponsor Bewley’s. We thank them for their unwavering commitment, support and partnership over the last 25 years.”

Mark Saunders, Brand Director with Bewley’s said “Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice is one of Ireland’s longest running charity campaigns which to date has raised a massive and vital €34 million for local hospice and homecare services all around the country. Bewley’s is proud to support the campaign once again this year as we have done for last 25 years. As an Irish family company originally founded on Quaker principles, community is very much at the heart of Bewley’s and each year we continue to see the importance of hospice and homecare services around Ireland and the real and meaningful difference the money raised makes to communities locally. With demand for specialist palliative care services rising each year we want this year’s coffee morning to be bigger and better than ever! That’s why we are asking everyone to come together on Thursday 14th September and enjoy a cup of Bewley’s coffee while supporting your local hospice and homecare service.”

Thank you to everyone who has joined us to celebrate 25 years of Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice Together with Bewley’s – wishing you a very enjoyable time at your Coffee Morning!

Remember, every cup counts!

 

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“A cause close to my heart as I have been personally touched by the amazing work” Brendan Gleeson

Our wonderful Ambassador, Brendan Gleeson, shares why Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice Together with Bewley’s is of such importance. Speaking with Cian McCormack in St. Francis Hospice, Gleeson reflects back on the wonderful care his parents received.

Gleeson shares: “As someone who has seen first-hand the vital work hospices do in local communities it is an honour to support this campaign again this year. Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice Together with Bewley’s is a cause close to my heart as I have been personally touched by the amazing work done in St. Francis Hospice.”

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“I couldn’t find the words to express my gratitude.” – Esther’s Story

Esther shares her experience of hospice care. Being able to provide hospice and homecare services is incredibly important for patients, their friends, families and loved ones.

“I couldn’t find words to express my gratitude for everything.”

By supporting Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice Together with Bewley’s, you can help to ensure that hospice & homecare services are there for those who need them.

Thank you Esther for sharing your story.

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Meet Esther, who shares her experience of Our Lady's Hospice & Care Services.Can you help us to continue providing loving care In Harold's Cross and Blackrock? Sign up now for Ireland's Biggest Coffee Morning together with Bewley's on Thursday September 14th: https://hospicecoffeemorning.ie/ #Coffee4Hospice

Posted by Our Lady's Hospice & Care Services on Sunday, August 27, 2017

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The Countdown to September 14th!

We are just a few days away from September 14th when thousands of people will gather together to support their local hospice and homecare service! So many people from across the country have helped to make a difference; Volunteers, Staff, Guests, Hosts, Patients and their loved ones.

Take a look at some of the highlights so far from the 25 year celebration of Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice Together with Bewley’s!

 

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“It means so much to everybody here” – Marie’s Story

Marie Furey has been hosting Coffee Mornings in support of Galway Hospice Foundation for 5 years. The wonderful support of fantastic hosts like Marie helps to make such a difference in someone’s life.

“It doesn’t take a lot to make a cup of coffee and yet it means so much to everybody here in the hospice”

Thanks Marie for your support of Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice Together with Bewley’s!

Marie Furey – Coffee Morning

Please support Galway Hospice this year by hosting a coffee morning on Thursday 14th September. You can host at home, at work or in your local community hall. Join Marie and our other coffee morning hosts this September and help make a difference. Contact Galway Hospice today on 091 770868 or email fundraising@galwayhospice.ie #Coffee4Hospice #GalwayHospice #Bewleys

Posted by Galway Hospice on Monday, August 28, 2017

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“We couldn’t have done it without the Hospice Homecare Team” – Leo’s Story

Meet Leo, a volunteer in Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services in Dublin. Leo shares her experience of hospice care and volunteering. Leo speaks about the incredible support that her family received at a very important time in their lives.

The funds raised by Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice helps to keep the vital services available which makes such a difference to someone’s life. Through your support, people can continue to have the support that they need at such an important time.

Thank you to Leo for sharing your story with us.

Sign up for Ireland's Biggest Coffee Morning together with Be…

Meet Leo, who shares her experience of hospice care and volunteering. We are lucky to have around 300 volunteers who help us provide loving care to patients in Harold's Cross and Blackrock.To help us and raise money for hospice care sign up now for Ireland's Biggest Coffee Morning together with Bewley's on Thursday September 14th: https://hospicecoffeemorning.ie #Coffee4Hospice

Posted by Our Lady's Hospice & Care Services on Monday, August 28, 2017

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Looking for a Coffee Morning to Attend?

In 2016 there were 3,358 coffee mornings that took place across the country with guests supporting their local hospice and homecare services for Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice Together with Bewley’s. This year, we hope to have even more coffee mornings and even more guests so we can raise the vital funds needed for services in Ireland.

The list below is for coffee mornings which are open for anyone to attend on September 14th. It is a great opportunity to gather with friends, family and neighbours while enjoying a delicious cup of Bewley’s while supporting your local hospice service. Remember, every euro raised locally stays locally.

 

Dublin:

  • St. Francis Hospice Blanchardstown, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • St. Francis Hospice Raheny, Station Road, Raheny, Dublin 5 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services Blackrock, Sweetman’s Avenue, Blackrock, Co. Dublin from 10:15 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services Harold’s Cross, Dublin 6W from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 

Galway:

  • Galway Hospice, Renmore, Co. Galway from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 

Kildare:

  • The Mill, Cellbridge, Co. Kildare from 09:30 AM – 1:00 PM

 

Limerick: 

  • Milford Care Centre, Castletroy, Co. Limerick from 10:30 AM

 

Meath: 

  • Laytown Bettystown Golf Club, Co. Meath from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Limekiln gastro Pub, Julianstown, Co. Meath from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Whytes Bar & Restaurant, Stamullen, Co. Meath from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Parish Rooms, Bellewstown, Co. Meath from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 

Waterford:

  • The Majestic Hotel, Tramore from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
  • The Tower Hotel, Waterford from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Ferrybank Community Centre from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Kill Community Centre from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Kilmacow Community Centre from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Fitzwilton Hotel from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Mulligans Pharmacy, Barronstrand St from 10:00 AM
  • Mulligan’s Pharmacy, City Square from 10:00 AM
  • Mulligan’s, Supervalu Shopping Centre from 10:00 AM
  • Mulligan’s, Lisduggan Shopping Centre from 10:00 AM
  • Mulligan’s, Cedar House from 10:00 AM
  • Mulligan’s, Rockshire Road from 10:00 AM
  • Mulligan’s, 31 Ballybricken from 10:00 AM
  • Mulligan’s, Summerhill Shopping Centre from 10:00 AM
  • Mulligan’s, Dock Road from 10:00 AM
  • Mulligan’s, Tesco Ardkeen from 10:00 AM
  • Mulligan’s, Tesco Ballybeg from 10:00 AM
  • Mulligan’s, Main Street from 10:00 AM
  • The Strand Inn, Dunmore East from 10:00 AM

Westmeath:

  • North Westmeath Hospice CLG, Mary Street, Mullingar, Co.Westmeath from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

 

Wexford: 

  • Community Training & Education Centre (CTEC), Norsegate House, Wexford from 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Killeen’s Service Station, Wexford from 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Clonard Community Centre, Wexford from 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
  • The Forge, Crossabeg, Co. Wexford from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
  • The Sycamore Inn, Killurin, Co. Wexford from 10:30 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Kilrane Rosslare ICA & Active Retirement Group, Hotel Rosslare, Rosslare Harbour, Co. Wexford from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Wexford Harbour Boat & Tennis Club, Wexford from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

“The love, the care, the attention” – Joan’s Story

Joan Flaherty reminds us of the importance of supporting Hospice services. Hospice and homecare services are there for us when we need them and through by hosting or attending a Coffee Morning, you can help keep the vital services available. 

Joan Flaherty – Coffee Morning

Joan Flaherty reminds us of the importance of supporting Hospice services. One of the ways that you can support Galway Hospice is by hosting a coffee morning, on a date of your choosing. Contact Galway Hospice today on 091 770868 or email fundraising@galwayhospice.ie to register as a coffee morning host. #Coffee4Hospice #GalwayHospice #BewleysSadly, since the filming of this video, Tommie Flaherty passed away. Galway Hospice would like to extend sincere sympathies to Joan and family. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Galway Hospice on Thursday, August 17, 2017

 

Sadly, since the filming of this video, Tommie Flaherty passed away. Galway Hospice would like to extend sincere sympathies to Joan and family. May he rest in peace.

Palliative Care Week 2017

Palliative Care Week 2017 takes place from September 3rd to 9th. The focus for Palliative Care Week 2017 is to raise awareness about the difference that palliative care can make to the lives of patients, families and carers.

There were a series of videos produced which outline the experiences of those who have engaged with palliative care and the difference that it made. You can click here to watch the videos.

There has also been research published during Palliative Care Week which found that ‘four out of five people think palliative care can only be provided by specialist palliative care teams’. It also found that ‘almost one third of people think palliative care is only available in a hospice or hospital’.

Speaking about Palliative Care Week, Karen Charnley of the AIIHPC said: “Our aim for Palliative Care Week is to encourage people to think about their understanding of palliative care and to encourage them not to be afraid to ask their GP or any other healthcare professional if palliative care could help them or someone they love. People tend to associate palliative care being for people with advanced cancer but it’s equally important if you’re living with advanced heart or lung disease, kidney failure and other conditions such as motor neurone disease or dementia.”

Jim Daly T.D., Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People, is supporting Palliative Care Week. Minister Daly said: “I was delighted to hear about Palliative Care Week and the work of AIIHPC during a visit to Marymount University Hospital & Hospice, Cork. It is important for people to be aware of the support that is available to make the most of life when they have a live-limiting illness. Through our National Clinical Programme for Palliative Care, and by supporting Palliative Care Week, our aim is to increase awareness and understanding of palliative care, and support those who need this care.”

We hope that Palliative Care Week 2017 is a great success and helps to raise awareness about the difference that palliative care can make to the life of patients, their loved ones and carers.