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12 September 2016

“Invigoration of human spirit – hospice is a gift to families” says Ambassador Brendan Gleeson

Our Ambassador and renowned Irish actor Brendan Gleeson gave a powerful interview on Marian Finucane’s RTE Radio 1 show on Saturday about the touching difference hospice care has made in his life.

Speaking to Marian, Brendan said: “It reawakened my faith in humanity. It’s magical the way death is embraced as a part of life. The hospice just embraces death in that way and gives people the finest death possible. And the gift that they allow the people around, families – there’s a beauty about it that is exquisite.

“My mother and my father both ended their lives there [in St Francis Hospice, Raheny] and I’m so grateful for that. I don’t know how to express it properly how a good death is so life-affirming. It’s incredible the gift that it is,” said Brendan.

The Irish actor also praised hospice staff nationwide for the life-changing help they give to patients and their loved ones.

To listen back go to http://rte.ie/r.html?rii=9_21051691_70_10-09-2016

Brendan will also be on Pat Kenny’s show tomorrow morning [13th] at 11.15am. Thank you to Brendan and all Ambassadors who are supporting Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice this Thursday. If you want to host a coffee morning please go to our register page where details are available.

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