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?
Our Top Tips for hosting a coffee morning
There are so many ways to get involved in Bewley’s Big Coffee Morning Social for Hospice, by hosting at home, outdoors or even a drive through coffee morning with close family and friends to raise much needed funds for your local hospice.
- Pick a day – Any day!
If September 21st doesn’t suit, don’t worry. Pick another time close to the official date that will allow as many friends, family and neighbours as possible to join in the fun.
- Claim your coffee
Thanks to the generous support of Bewley’s, we’ll send you a pack of their delicious coffee along with posters, invitations and collection boxes when you register.
- 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. A personal phone call is hard to beat!
- Get Competetive – the great hospice bake-off!
A Coffee Morning Social is always a great excuse to show off your baking 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. It’s very easy to set up and use, it’s free and the funds come straight to us. Please call your local Hospice if you need any help. Cash donations can be lodged directly to your local hospice and can be added to online donations.
- Share your mugshots
Share your photos using #togetherforhospice and post to our Twitter @TogetherHospice or Facebook @TogetherForHospice.
- Thank and be thanked
Don’t forget to thank everyone on our behalf! We 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. Remember, every cup counts! If you are unable to host a Coffee Morning Social this year, please support your local Hospice by making a donation.
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 €43.2million 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?
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. Christopher’s Hospice (Co. Cavan)
St. Francis Hospice, Blanchardstown & Raheny (Co. Dublin)
Waterford Hospice Movement (Co. Waterford)
Wicklow Hospice Foundation (Co. Wicklow)
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 31,000 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 Bewley’s Big Coffee Morning Social for Hospice 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.
- Share your coffee morning photos with us on Facebook @TogetherForHospice or Twitter by tagging @TogetherHospice or using #togetherforhospice