Brewing up for hospices

Published 30/08/2014 | 00:00

Pictured at the launch of Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning were Olive Sheridan and Carmel Freeman, Drogheda Hospice Home Care; Veronica Campbell, Bewley’s; Mark Saunders Bewley’s Brand Director; Bernie Kelly, Drogheda Hospice Home Care; Sharon Foley, CEO IHF; Jennifer Heuson, Jane Sharkey and Rita Lennon, Drogheda Hospice Home Care and Lottie Ryan. On Thursday 18th September, people all over the country are being asked to enjoy a Bewley’s #coffee4hospice - and to raise much needed funds for their local hospice service at the same time.

Ireland is undergoing a coffee revolution – and you can be part of it! On Thursday, September 18, people all over Louth are being asked to enjoy a Bewley's #coffee4hospice - and to raise much-needed funds for their local hospice services at the same time.

Ireland's Biggest Coffee Morning has become an institution since it first started brewing 22 years ago. Over 15 million cups of Bewley's coffee have been enjoyed and an estimated €30 million raised for hospice care nationwide in this period.

All money raised locally at #coffee4hospice events stays locally and goes directly back to fund local Hospice care services.

For over 20 years, the combined efforts of Ardee Hospice Home Care, Drogheda Hospice Home Care and North Louth Hospice Home Care have provided comfort and support to those affected by cancer. The hospices provide an excellent transportation service through the selfless help of a large group of volunteer drivers. In addition, a group of dedicated healthcare professionals provide relief to families during difficult times.

Breege Conlon, chairperson, Ardee Hospice Home Care said: 'Ardee Hospice Home Care was founded in 1994 to provide support services to those affected by cancer. Services we provide include family support, transportation, equipment etc. Money raised from Ireland's Biggest Coffee Morning will help us to continue to provide support to families affected by cancer.'

Carmel Freeman, chairperson, Drogheda Hospice Homecare said: 'Drogheda Hospice Home Care was set up in 1994. We have a large group of voluntary drivers who provide door-to-door services for cancer patients to hospitals for treatment and appointments.'

Anyone can host a coffee morning and Bewley's provides the fresh ground coffee free of charge. Details: Breda Lynch of Ardee Hospice Home Care on 087-2449444, Jane Sharkey, of Drogheda Hospice Home Care on 086-3756748.

Drogheda Independent

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