About Bewley’s Big Coffee Morning Social for Hospice
Gather your family, friends and colleagues together to enjoy a delicious cup of Bewley’s coffee in support of your local hospice. Bewley’s Big Coffee Morning Social for Hospice is the main annual fundraiser for hospice and home care services nationwide and is made possible by your support. Our fantastic sponsor Bewley’s supplies all of the coffee free of charge. You choose which hospice and homecare group you want to support and ask your guests to donate what they can. Every euro that you raise goes to the hospice and homecare group of your choice.
How do I host a coffee morning social?
It’s simple! You can register as a host for Bewley’s Big Coffee Morning Social for Hospice online or by phone.
- Visit hospicecoffeemorning.ie/register-today/ and complete the form.
- Call 1890 998 995 and the operator will register on your behalf.
Once you’ve registered, the hospice and homecare service that you choose to support will then send out your coffee morning host pack.
Hosting a Coffee Morning Social in 2021
It has been a challenging 18 months for all of us, and as local organisations that rely so heavily on fundraising our efforts continue to be severely affected by COVID-19. As with all frontline organisations, the pandemic poses a massive challenge to our services for vulnerable patients and their families. That’s why Bewley’s Big Coffee Morning Social for Hospice has never been more important as it is our biggest annual fundraising event of the year. By hosting a coffee morning social this September, you will be helping your local hospice to continue to provide specialist care to patients in your local community at a time when they need it most.
There are so many ways to get involved in Bewley’s Big Coffee Morning Social for Hospice!
- Host a socially distant Coffee Morning
Whether it’s in the garden, outside the community hall, or on the street for your neighbours to enjoy or take-away, host a socially distant coffee morning if you feel comfortable in doing so in aid of your local hospice.
- Host a Virtual Coffee Morning
Whether it’s 2 or 200 guests, your video call can be whatever you want it to be and you can’t beat a good catch up no matter the distance! You could even host an international Coffee Morning.
If you are unable to host a Coffee Morning Social this year, please support your local hospice by making a donation here.
Hints and Tips for hosting your Coffee Morning Social whether Venue or Virtual!
Pick a day – any day!
If September 23rd doesn’t suit, don’t worry. Pick another time close to the official date that suits you or even the weather if you have an outdoor garden Coffee Morning Social planned! Register your coffee morning and receive your free Bewley’s coffee and host registration pack. Thanks to the generous support of Bewley’s, your local hospice will send you a host pack including Bewley’s coffee along with posters, invitations and collection boxes. Register here or callsave 1890 998 995
Spread the word
Get the word out! Display posters, send a group invitation by email, set up a WhatsApp group or create a Facebook event. Don’t forget a personal phone call is always hard to beat! Get competitive! The Great Hospice Bakeoff is always a great excuse to show off your creativity!
Pay as you go
Set up an online donation page such as JustGiving.com or Facebook to receive donations via debit and credit card. Its very easy to use and set up, its free and the funds go straight to your local hospice. Call your local hospice if you have any queries or if you need any help. Cash donations can be lodged directly to your local hospice and can be added to online donations.
Share your mug shots
Share your photos using #togetherforhospice and tag us @TogetherForHospice on Facebook or @TogetherHospice on Twitter. If you’re hosting virtually you can also take a pic of your guests online.
Thank and be thanked
Don’t forget to thank everyone on behalf of your local hospice! Hospices across Ireland are truly grateful for all donations raised through Bewley’s Big Coffee Morning Social for Hospice so let your guests know how much they helped to raise in their local community. Remember, every cup counts!
No matter what type of Coffee Morning you host – please always remember to stay safe and adhere to the current HSE and Government COVID-19 guidelines. Please visit www.hse.ie to see the most up to date guidance. Don’t forget its most important that you and your guests always adhere to social distancing guidelines and that everyone adheres to good hygiene and handwashing practices. You can ask your guests to wash their hands when they arrive, provide hand sanitiser and napkins, and provide a bin for everyone to throw away their own rubbish. Remember, we’re all in this together.
How much does it cost to host a coffee morning social?
Our sponsor, Bewley’s, supply all the coffee free of charge. Your local hospice and homecare group will be able to supply you with your coffee morning host pack containing coffee, posters, invitations and more to make your coffee morning social extra special. All we ask is that your guests donate what they can at your coffee morning.
Where does the money I raise go?
Every euro raised locally stays locally! Since the very first coffee morning social, we have raised over €40million which is an incredible and life changing amount that supports specialist palliative care all across Ireland. As a coffee morning host, you choose which hospice and homecare service you would like to support. The amazing hospice and homecare services that you can support are listed below.
What hospice and homecare groups can I raise money for?
Cahercalla Community Hospital & Hospice (Co. Clare)
Donegal Hospice (Co. Donegal)
East Meath Hospice Association (Co. Meath)
Galway Hospice Foundation (Co. Galway)
Kerry Hospice Foundation (Co. Kerry)
Laois Hospice (Co. Laois)
Longford Hospice Homecare (Co. Longford)
Marymount University Hospital & Hospice (Co. Cork)
Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation (Co. Mayo & Roscommon)
Meath Hospice Homecare Movement (Co. Meath)
Milford Care Centre (Co. Limerick)
North Louth Hospice (Co. Louth)
North Tipperary Hospice Movement (Co. Tipperary)
North West Hospice (Co. Sligo & North West Ireland)
North Westmeath Hospice (Co. Westmeath)
Offaly Hospice Foundation (Co. Offaly)
Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services, Blackrock (Co. Dublin)
Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services, Harold’s Cross (Co. Dublin)
South Tipperary Hospice Movement (Co. Tipperary)
South Westmeath Hospice Foundation (Co. Westmeath)
St. Brigid’s Hospice & Homecare Service (Co. Kildare & West Wicklow)
St. Christopher’s Hospice (Co. Cavan)
St. Francis Hospice, Blanchardstown & Raheny (Co. Dublin)
Waterford Hospice Movement (Co. Waterford)
Wexford Town Hospice & Homecare (Co. Wexford)
Wicklow Hospice Foundation (Co. Wicklow)
Youghal Community Hospital & Hospice (Co. Cork)
What is palliative care?
Palliative care (or hospice care) is about helping people of all ages to live well with an illness which is life-limiting and supporting them to achieve the best quality of life possible. It is about treating every patient with dignity and respect as palliative care puts the individual at the centre of every decision, helping them to plan for their future and enabling them to make choices. It is also about providing vital support for their relatives and loved ones.
Nationally, specialist palliative care is provided in either an in-patient unit or in people’s own homes through specialist palliative trained home care nurses on the road. Demand for specialist hospice services continues to rise across Ireland and living longer means many of us will have more complex palliative health needs.
The World Health Organization defines palliative care as “Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual.
How can I access hospice care for family member, a friend or myself?
Referral forms are available from the hospice, all hospitals in your catchment area and GP surgeries. Referral by GP’s or hospital doctors/Consultants is essential.
How many people across Ireland die supported by their local hospice?
Every year, over 29,000 people die across Ireland. Over one fifth of these are supported by their local hospice either in an IPU setting (in patient unit) or via a Home Care team.
How much does specialist palliative care cost?
There is no cost to patients or families for any of the specialist palliative services. The service is partially financed by the Health Service Executive and relies upon the generous support of the public. In cases where patients have private medical insurance, their insurer may be asked to contribute towards the cost of their care. The generous donations made during Hospice Coffee Morning Together with Bewley’s helps hospice and homecare services across Ireland to keep providing specialist palliative care to those who need it.
- For general queries about Bewley’s Big Coffee Morning Social for Hospice, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- To register as a host for Bewley’s Big Coffee Morning Social for Hospice, please click here or call 1890 998 995.
- Share your coffee morning photos with us on Facebook @TogetherForHospice or Twitter by tagging @TogetherHospice or using #togetherforhospice