About Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice Together with Bewley’s
Gather your family, friends and colleagues together to enjoy a delicious cup of Bewley’s coffee in support of your local hospice. Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice Together with Bewley’s is the main annual fundraiser for hospice and home care services nationwide and is made possible by your support. This year, we are celebrating our 25 year anniversary, a milestone we reached because of the generosity of people in counties, towns and villages throughout Ireland. Our fantastic sponsor Bewley’s supplies all of the coffee free of charge. You choose which hospice and homecare group you want to support and ask your guests to donate what they can. Every euro that you raise goes to the hospice and homecare group of your choice.
How do I host a coffee morning?
It’s simple! You can register as a host for Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning For Hospice Together With Bewley’s 2017 online or by phone.
- Visit hospicecoffeemorning.ie/register-today/ and complete the form.
- Call 1890 998 995 and the operator will register on your behalf.
Once you’ve registered, the hospice and homecare service that you choose to support will then send out your coffee morning host pack.
How much does it cost to host a coffee morning?
Our sponsor, Bewley’s, supply all the coffee free of charge. Your local hospice and homecare group will be able to supply you with your coffee morning host pack containing coffee, posters, invitations and more to make your coffee morning extra special. All we ask is that your guests donate what they can at your coffee morning.
Where does the money I raise go?
Every euro raised locally stays locally! Since the very first coffee morning, we have raised over €34,000,000 which is an incredible and life changing amount that supports specialist palliative care all across Ireland. As a coffee morning host, you choose which hospice and homecare service you would like to support. The amazing hospice and homecare services that you can support are listed below.
What hospice and homecare groups can I raise money for?
Cahercalla Community Hospital & Hospice (Co. Clare)
Drogheda Hospice Homecare Foundation (Co. Louth)
East Meath Hospice Association (Co. Meath)
Galway Hospice Foundation (Co. Galway)
Kerry Hospice Foundation (Co. Kerry)
Laois Hospice (Co. Laois)
Longford Hospice Homecare (Co. Longford)
Marymount University Hospital & Hospice (Co. Cork)
Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation (Co. Mayo & Roscommon)
Meath Hospice Homecare Movement (Co. Meath)
Milford Care Centre (Co. Limerick)
North Louth Hospice (Co. Louth)
North Tipperary Hospice Movement (Co. Tipperary)
North West Hospice (Co. Sligo & North West Ireland)
North Westmeath Hospice (Co. Westmeath)
Offaly Hospice Foundation (Co. Offaly)
Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services, Blackrock (Co. Dublin)
Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services, Harold’s Cross (Co. Dublin)
South Tipperary Hospice Movement (Co. Tipperary)
South Westmeath Hospice Foundation (Co. Westmeath)
St. Brigid’s Hospice & Homecare Service (Co. Kildare & West Wicklow)
St. Christopher’s Hospice (Co. Cavan)
St. Francis Hospice, Blanchardstown & Raheny (Co. Dublin)
Waterford Hospice Movement (Co. Waterford)
Wexford Town Hospice & Homecare (Co. Wexford)
Wicklow Hospice Foundation (Co. Wicklow)
What is palliative care?
Palliative care (or hospice care) is about helping people of all ages to live well with an illness which is life-limiting and supporting them to achieve the best quality of life possible. It is about treating every patient with dignity and respect as palliative care puts the individual at the centre of every decision, helping them to plan for their future and enabling them to make choices. It is also about providing vital support for their relatives and loved ones.
Nationally, specialist palliative care is provided in either an in-patient unit or in people’s own homes through specialist palliative trained home care nurses on the road. Demand for specialist hospice services continues to rise across Ireland and living longer means many of us will have more complex palliative health needs.
The World Health Organization defines palliative care as “Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual.
How can I access hospice care for family member, a friend or myself?
Referral forms are available from the hospice, all hospitals in your catchment area and GP surgeries. Referral by GPs or hospital doctors/Consultants is essential.
How many people across Ireland die supported by their local hospice?
Every year, over 29,000 people die across Ireland. Over one fifth of these are supported by their local hospice either in an IPU setting (in patient unit) or via a Home Care team.
How much does specialist palliative care cost?
There is no cost to patients or families for any of the specialist palliative services. The service is partially financed by the Health Service Executive and relies upon the generous support of the public. In cases where patients have private medical insurance, their insurer may be asked to contribute towards the cost of their care. The generous donations made during Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice Together with Bewley’s helps hospice and homecare services across Ireland to keep providing specialist palliative care to those who need it.
- For general queries about Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice Together with Bewley’s, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- To register as a host for Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice Together with Bewley’s, please click here or call 1890 998 995.
- Share your coffee morning photos with us on Twitter by tagging @Coffee4Hospice or using #Coffee4Hospice