Sunday 24 September 2017

Marian Finucane says loss of daughter (8) inspired her to front hospice coffee mornings

Marian Finucane with twins Michael and Noah Adams at Our Lady’s Hospice and Care Services in Blackrock to mark the 25th anniversary of the coffee morning. Photo: Donal Farmer
Marian Finucane with twins Michael and Noah Adams at Our Lady’s Hospice and Care Services in Blackrock to mark the 25th anniversary of the coffee morning. Photo: Donal Farmer

Seán O'Grady

Broadcaster Marian Finucane has revealed how she was encouraged to support Hospice Ireland following the tragic death of her daughter.

Sinéad Finucane died at the age of eight in 1990 after developing leukaemia.

Since then, Marian has had an active role in Ireland's Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice Together.

Yesterday, she attended the coffee morning in Our Lady's Hospice and Care Services in Blackrock, Dublin. The event is now in its 25th year.

She explained: "It was after the death of my own daughter that I was asked to join the board and front the coffee mornings. It was 25 years ago and it took off from there."

The campaign aims to raise around €2m for local hospice and homecare services.

In 2016, over 3,300 coffee mornings were held around the country, raising €1.7m.

Irish Independent

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