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