ICA host Hospice coffee

GIOVANNI CAFOLLA

Published 02/10/2012 | 17:00

ROLESTOWN ICA took part in Ireland's Biggest Coffee Morning recently to raise funds for the hospice movement in Ireland.

This is the main annual fundraiser for hospices all across Ireland. The coffee morning is sponsored by Bewley's and all the money that the Rolestown ICA managed to raise goes straight to their nearest Hospice.

There were 22 members of the Rolestown ICA taking part in the fundraising event and local member Edna Moore commented: ' There was a terrific turn out.' She said the Rolestown group raised over €520 but the money is not all in and the final tally could still rise and rise. Edna went on to say: 'She would like to thank all the Guild members and all the people who supported us and the hospice. St. Francis Hospice of Raheny will benefit from the Rolestown funds. It provides a specialist and unique palliative care service for the people in and around North County Dublin.

The hospice is a voluntary organisation under the care of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul. The services that the hospice cater for is very wide and varied, such as the Hospice day care, chaplains, physiotherapy, St. Anne's In Patient Unit, occupational therapy, bereavement support for the patients family and the Social Work Department.

This hospice does amazing work and there are massive monthly operating cost's of €225,000 for their community palliative care and hospice day care and this is only partially funded by the HSE so every donation is gladly accepted. They are there to help people who are terminally ill and allow them to live as normally as possible within the limits imposed by their illness. So well done to the Rolestown ICA for raising how much they did, for a just cause and a really inspiring hospice.

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