Drive Thru coffee in Dundalk for North Louth Hospice

In 2020, many hospices nationwide made the decision to host their Coffee Mornings a little different than previous years. North Louth Hospice held their annual coffee morning at Rampart Shopping Centre in Dundalk, but this year they decided to host it as a ‘Drive Thru’ event instead of their usual office/shop.

They served some hot Bewely’s Coffee and Tea to local shoppers and supporters as well as some freshly baked delicious treats and raffle tickets. Despite the heavy rain on the day and with the help of local businesses it a huge success, collecting more than previous years for their local hospice services.

Overall the support of the community during such a tough year, made the frontline work of the palliative care team accessible for anyone who is in need.  Dundalk and its surrounding areas are most generous towards hospice services and the fundraising committee of North Louth Hospice are grateful for their support and look forward to many more successful, alternative Coffee Mornings.

Take-away coffee in Mullingar for North Westmeath Hospice

In a time when a little normality was needed the most, The North Westmeath Hospice went ahead with their annual hospice coffee morning. But instead of their usual office coffee morning, they rented a Coffee Cart called ‘Hot to Trot’ and sold teas, coffees and baked goods on their Market square for two days in September. Under the protection of a Gazebo, the North Westmeath Hospice fundraising committee were able to socially distance while creating a colourful display and raising much needed funds for their local palliative care team. The community of Mullingar and surrounding areas were very generous making 2020 one of their best Coffee Mornings to date.

 

Coffee Morning in Kilcormac for Offaly Hospice

This year our fundraising efforts faced many challenges in light of Covid-19, but so many of our dedicated hosts took this challenge head on! For example, Coffee morning 2020 in Kilcormac County Offaly took on a new look and life as it was moved from the home of Melissa Mulrooney to the town square.

Melissa has been hosting very successful and much anticipated hospice coffee mornings in her home for over 10 year with many of the same reliable supporters attending each year donating and adding to the very sociable and friendly atmosphere.  Not allowing anything to stand in the way of her fundraising efforts for Offaly Hospice Melissa moved her coffee morning to the Kilcormac town square out of necessity to comply with Covid-19 regulations.

If something positive is to come out of a negative well then this was it as Melissa’s coffee morning donations almost doubled from previous years.  Melissa said that she had people attend that would never have called to her home and that going forward she said  she will bring her coffee morning to the people instead of expecting the people to come to her coffee morning.

Melissa will be carefully watching the weather forecast for coffee morning 2021 and will host her coffee morning again this year in the Kilcormac town square either Saturday 18th or 25th September depending on the weather.

Every Cup Counts for Hospice! Mario urges everyone to get on board for Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice 2016

Host a coffee morning or share a cup of Bewley’s #coffee4hospice

6,508 people passed away with the support of local hospice services in 2015

Mario Rosenstock is calling on everyone to get on board for Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice together with Bewley’s on Thursday 15th September. That’s the day when people everywhere will share a cup of Bewley’s coffee to support their local hospice and their vital work caring for people in their local communities nationwide.

Mario and other well-known personalities are backing the Hospice campaign including Davy Fitzgerald, Brendan and Domhnall Gleeson, Imelda May, Gabriel Byrne, Baz and Nancy Ashmawy and Eamonn Coughlan

It’s really easy to take part.  Register at www.hospicecoffeemorning.ie to get your free Bewley’s fresh ground coffee pack. You can also contact your local hospice by calling 1890 717 000.  Or go along to any nearby coffee morning for your local hospice.

This year is Ireland’s 24th Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice since the major annual fundraiser first started in 1993 with some €32m raised to date. Bewley’s provides all the coffee free of charge nationwide and all money raised locally goes directly to local hospice care services.

Mario Rosenstock said, “I’ve been delighted to be involved with the hospice for a few years now and in that time I’ve seen at first-hand the work they do and the care they give. I’ve always found it an uplifting experience meeting the patients and residents. Each and every hospice patient is treated with wonderful kindness and dignity at such a vulnerable time.

“To continue giving this care, hospice services across the country need vital funds and Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice is the one day when everyone can get involved and help them to do just that. Whether you host a coffee morning of your own or visit a local coffee morning to enjoy a Bewley’s coffee, your support is key as every cup counts”.

Every year over 29,000 people die across Ireland and over one fifth of these people are supported by their local hospice either in an IPU setting (in patient unit) or via a Home Care team. Last year, 6,508 people passed away with the support of their local hospice. Local hospice services include specialist palliative care, residential care and end-of-life care. Money raised from Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice will go towards essential services such as homecare nurses, new equipment and development of new hospice care facilities.

Pat Quinlan, Chair of the Voluntary Hospice Groups said, “There is continuing pressure on already strained hospice services. The number of patients being admitted to hospice facilities is increasing and the demand for homecare services is also on the rise.

“Each local hospice across the country has a crucial role to play in caring for the people in their community but they face serious funding shortages. Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice together with Bewley’s has been raising much needed funds for the hospice movement for 24 years. We want to thank people for their generosity and urge them once again to get behind this year’s campaign.”

Mark Saunders, Brand Director with Bewley’s said “Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice is an incredibly important and vital campaign that Bewley’s has been very proud to support as sole sponsor since our very first cup of coffee was poured for Hospice over two decades ago.  This unique bond has gone from strength to strength with over €32 million raised for hospice care nationwide to date, that’s over 16 million cups of coffee.  But we need many more cups of coffee to be brewed for Hospice so we are asking everybody to come together On Thursday 15th September, have a cup of Bewley’s coffee and raise much needed funds for this vital cause.”

To host a cost morning, register at www.hospicecoffeemorning.ie to receive your free coffee pack of Bewley’s fresh ground coffee. You can also contact your local hospice by calling 1890 717 000.

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