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.”
Bewley’s Staff Cycle 500km in 4 days to support Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice!
On Friday September 1st, six Bewley’s employees set off on a 500km cross country cycle to raise much needed funds for Hospices nationwide as part of Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice Together with Bewley’s which takes place on Thursday 14th September. The cycle kicks off on the 1st September in a bid to raise €7,000 for local hospice care and finishes four days later in Dublin.
Over the four days the six strong cycle team will visit seven hospices across the country. The team will leave the newly built Kerry Hospice on Friday 1st with their sights firmly set on their second stop in Milford Hospice, Limerick. Further stops at Cahercalla Hospice in Clare, Galway Hospice and the Offaly Hospice make up their trip before they cycle through Dublin city finishing up with visits to Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services in Harold’s Cross and finally St. Francis’ Hospice in Raheny, Bewley’s own local hospice.
Mark Saunders, Brand Director with Bewley’s said “Bewley’s has been the proud sole sponsor of Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice each year since it first began in 1993. As an Irish family company originally founded on Quaker principles, the cause, campaign and our very special relationship with Hospice are very much treasured in Bewley’s. Our now annual cycle is a great opportunity for us to not only support the campaign but also visit the local hospices and see first-hand the amazing work both staff and volunteers do and how the funds raised each year are put to great use in providing vital services in all our communities for those who need it most.
With demand for hospice services rising each year we want this year’s coffee morning to be the biggest and best yet! Last year nationwide over 7,000 coffee mornings were held raising over €1.7m. This year we are hoping to raise over €2m for this vital cause and that’s why we are asking everyone to take a break on Thursday 14th September and enjoy a cup of Bewley’s coffee while raising funds for your local hospice.”
Pat Quinlan, Chair of the Voluntary Hospice Groups said, “Fundraising is vital for our hospices nationwide as this allows us to respond to the growing demand for hospice and homecare services. The annual Bewley’s staff cycle as part of Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice is a great initiative that not only raises much needed funds but also allows the Bewley’s team to visit the local hospices and see how the money raised each year benefits hospices and home cares around Ireland. The team kick off the cycle with a visit to the brand new Kerry Hospice in Tralee which would not have been possible without the support of Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice Together with Bewley’s.”
Check out the video below of Dáithí Ó Sé with the Bewley’s Cycle Team as well as photos from the hospice visits throughout the 500KM journey.
Our cycling team met up with RTE star Dáithí Ó Sé during their recent visit to Galway Hospice as part of their cycle to promote Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice together with Bewley’s, taking place on Thursday 14th September. Find out how you can get involved by visiting www.HospiceCoffeeMorning.ie Many thanks to the team at Galway Hospice and especially Dáithí for helping spread the word! #coffee4hospice
Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice Together with Bewley’s 2017 was launched on August 10th 2017.
We were so delighted to be joined by the hospice & homecare services from across the country, who you can support this year by hosting a coffee morning. Also joining us on the day were Mario Rosenstock, Keith Duffy, hospice service patients and volunteers. The sunshine even came out to help us launch!
Here are some of our favourite photos from the day.
What a year! The incredible support from people in cities, towns and villages across Ireland has truly helped to make a difference. Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice Together with Bewley’s 2016 was another amazing campaign thanks to the generosity of our hosts, guests and those who donated to the cause.
At a time when the demand for specialist palliative care continues to rise across the country, your support can help to make a difference in someone’s life. In 2016, Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice Together with Bewley’s raised over €1.56 million euro for hospice and homecare groups in Ireland, 133,900 guests attended a coffee morning and 3,358 coffee mornings were held.
A massive thank you to everyone who played a part in Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice Together with Bewley’s 2016. We hope that you will join us again with your generous support in 2017!