Photos of Coffee Morning 2018

Clodagh Gannon from Bewley’s at St. Francis Hospice Coffee Morning
Host the Host Award winners for Our Lady’s Hospice, Stephanie Graham and Joan Merrigan together with Col Campbell from Bewley’s
Clelia Murphy serves up Bewley’s coffee at St. Francis Hospice
Brendan Gleeson and Clelia Murphy having a bit of craic with one of our patients
We are getting evermore international thanks to Ger Costello who hosted a coffee morning all the way over in Boston!
The Bewley’s Cyclists presenting cheque to Waterford Hospice, one of 5 stops on their 500km cycle route
Host the Host award winners for Galway Hospice, Elizabeth and Gibson Stoddart pictured here with Charlene Hurley of Galway Hospice, and Col Campbell of Bewley’s
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar serves our youngest ever host, Lucy Greene, a coffee outside government buildings, pictured here also; Pat Quinlan CEO of Milford Hospice, and Fergal McGarry COO of Bewley’s
Bewley’s Cyclists present cheque to Evanne Cahill of Wicklow Hospice Foundation. 2019 will see Wicklow’s first hospice building completed with 15 rooms for in-patients, and a hub for home care county wide.
Brendan Gleeson alongside Eleanor Flew, Ann Julian, Phil O’Kelly of Our Lady’s Hospice, and John Cahill CEO of Bewley’s at the launch of coffee morning
Our host the host winners, from all corners of Ireland pictured together outside Bewley’s Cafe on Grafton St.
Col Campbell pictured here with Martin King having a coffee for hospice
Host the Host winner for Wicklow Hospice, Ann Lawless, pictured here with Evanne Cahill of Wicklow Hospice
Host the Host winner Margaret Claffey pictured here with Agnes Weafer of North Westmeath Hospice and Col Campbell of Bewley’s
Bernadette McGarvey of Northwest Hospice pictured with Brendan Gleeson and John Cahill at coffee morning launch
One of our longest serving hosts Alma McCardle pictured here with Eleanor Flew of Our Lady’s Hospice who presented Alma with one of our prestigious Host Awards for her fundraising efforts, spanning over two decades in aid of Blackrock Hospice. 

A huge thank you to all of our fantastic supporters!

It has been another wonderful year for Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice as we celebrate our 26th year of the National event in partnership with our incredible sponsor Bewley’s. From long-time coffee morning hosts baking and brewing coffee in their kitchens, to new recruits bringing coffee morning parties to the office of a Thursday, by hosting a coffee morning you have brought joy to friends, family, colleagues and most importantly raised vital funds to support thousands of patients and their families in Hospice care across all corners of Ireland.

 

Each year we go from strength to strength, and this year was no exception. We had the absolute pleasure of meeting superstar actor and long term advocate of Hospice, Brendan Gleeson, at our Coffee morning launch…to say our staff and patients were star struck is an understatement!

 

Over at government buildings our very own Lucy Greene was served up a hot brew of Bewley’s coffee by none other than the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar himself…don’t mind if we do!

 

Members of the Connaught Rugby team alongside celebrities Danny O’Reilly, Keith Duffy and Ronan Keating all rallied around to create personalised video’s to promote Irelands Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice together with Bewley’s on Social Media, a huge help in getting us to that number one trending spot on twitter! Mario Rosenstock, Maia Dunphy and Clelia Murphy attended coffee mornings in their local hospices to spend time with our patients, staff and guests, and of course, sample the delicious baking!

 

Our absolutely phenomenal sponsor and long-time dedicated partner, Bewley’s, took part in their annual Staff Cycle covering over 500 kilometres, visiting 5 hospice sites  to raise funds. Now that is commitment!

 

Milford Hospice in Limerick, had a special visit on coffee morning from the members of the Limerick All Ireland Senior Hurling Team with the Liam MacCarthy cup in tow. Limerick City & County Mayor James Collins also made an appearance alongside comedian Brendan Grace. A very busy morning for the team in Milford!

 

We had a host in Meath who opened the doors of her home from early morning until late evening to accommodate all schedules, hosts from North Westmeath raised €900 from their small coffee morning by getting local transition year students involved, and two friends from Dublin who have hosted coffee morning together since it’s beginning – that’s 26 years of dedication!

 

To celebrate all of these amazing people, this was the first year of our Host the Host event, which was a rare opportunity for us to thank some of our most dedicated coffee morning hosts. With so many incredible contenders it was no easy task! As a huge thank you, Bewley’s treated our hosts to a complimentary breakfast in the most beautiful room in the Bewley’s café, followed by the awards ceremony. It was fantastic day spent in a room full of positive, kind, generous people who care deeply about hospice.

 

This is just a small snapshot of the support we have received from every corner of Ireland, there are so many people involved both as hosts and behind the scenes, organising, volunteering and getting stuck in and we could not do it without all of you.

 

It goes without saying that Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice together with Bewley’s is about community. It’s about all of us coming together to support one another, to spread positivity, share tears, coffee, laughter and cake! Coming together helps us, and it helps someone else at a very vulnerable time in their life.

 

To you, our wonderful community,

 

THANK YOU.