Purple House joins the Conscious Cup campaign
Coffee lovers are being encouraged to help to support families affected by cancer while helping the environment at the same time.
Purple House Cancer Support has joined the Conscious Cup campaign by asking members of the public to buy a reusable Purple House coffee cup in participating coffee shops.
The cups cost €9.99 and participating coffee shops will make a donation to Purple House every time customers reuse their cups.
'This is a great opportunity for people to make a positive contribution to two issues facing society at the moment - firstly, the need for cancer patients and their families to have vital emotional, mental health and practical support whenever they need it and the second issue is the fact that Irish people dispose of 200 million non-recyclable coffee cups annually,' said Conor O'Leary of Purple House.
When you buy a Purple House Coffee cup, 100 per cent goes to Purple House thanks to the generous donation of the cups from Inspire Promotional Products. The first coffee shop to sell the Purple House cups and to make a donation for every Purple House cup used is Finnbees on Bray seafront.
Paul Finnegan from Finnbees said 'We want to play our part in the community by supporting families affected by cancer and also encouraging people to re-use their coffee cups.'