Thursday 19 October 2017

“There was so much humanity in it” – Brendan Gleeson opens up about parents’ hospice care

Brendan Gleeson
Brendan Gleeson
Daire Courtney

Daire Courtney

Brendan Gleeson described his parents’ “amazing” experience in hospice care in an effort to raise awareness and support for #Coffee4Hospice, a nationwide coffee morning in support of Irish hospices this Thursday.

“It was such a gift, to have your loved ones depart this life in a way that could not have been more beautiful. My mother said that she had never been creamed so much since she was a baby; they literally spoiled her to death,” he told Pat Kenny on Newstalk this afternoon.

“All the beauty of relationships, even sometimes that haven’t been, happens in the hospice.”

Gleeson is an ambassador for ‘Ireland’s biggest coffee morning’ this Thursday, where individuals and organisations will host coffee mornings with free coffee from Bewley’s and ask people to donate whatever they can.

All proceeds of the event will go to local hospices. The event has raised €32 million since it was set up in 1993.

If you want to host a coffee morning on Thursday you can register here: http://hospicecoffeemorning.ie/register-today/

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