In 2009 a committee was formed to fundraise for a Hospice building for Co Wicklow. Hard times were ahead with a recession, a change of Government plans and a battle to secure a site.
The Columban Sisters donated the land to the Wicklow Hospice at the very peaceful site Magheramore and a wonderful donor donated an incredible €1million and the fundraising began in earnest.
After 10 years of fundraising the Wicklow Hospice will open the doors by the end of 2019. A dream to become a reality for the people of Co. Wicklow.
The people of County Wicklow and beyond have fundraised tirelessly for this facility, they never gave up hope and constantly found new ways to keep the momentum going even when all they could see was a field.
The Wicklow Hospice will have 15 beds, with day care, respite care and a palliative care team to cater for patients who wish to stay in their home.
Campaigns such as Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice together with Bewley’s contribute significantly towards the development of these services and we could not do this work without the public’s incredible support.