Hospice Sunflower Days raises €50,000


Friends of St. Brigid’s Hospice & Homecare Services are delighted to reveal that, thanks to the support from their volunteers and the generosity of the public across the region, €50,000 has been raised during the two-day fundraising event, which took place on the 7th and 8th June 2019. This year marked the 29th year of the fundraising campaign.

Every euro raised in every county across Ireland will go directly towards supporting and funding the local hospice or specialist palliative home care service in that area enabling them to continue to provide person centred, holistic and loving care to patients and their loved ones free of charge. Funds raised through the campaign will be used by St Brigids hospice and homeware services  to  assist with the opening of the day dare facility in the future.

Commenting on this year’s campaign, Adelaide Hanlon, Friends of St. Brigid’s Hospice & Homecare Services, said, “Hospice Sunflowers Days is one of our main fundraising initiatives during the year, so we are absolutely delighted to have raised €50,000 for St. Brigid’s Hospice & Homecare Services. We would like to thank our network of volunteers who gave up their time to help fundraise over the two days and also our supporters for their continual support and generosity in helping us to raise this much needed funding. We are now looking forward to planning activity for our special 30th year of the Sunflower Days campaign in 2020.”

Speaking about the campaign, Mary Kennedy, Ambassador for Hospice Sunflower Days, commented, “I am delighted with the success achieved from this year’s Hospice Sunflower Days campaign and with all funding raised locally staying locally it means people were really able to make an impact on hospice services in their local area.”

Log onto www.sunflowerdays.ie for further information or for details of your local hospice or specialist palliative home care service.


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