Bewley’s Big Coffee Morning Social for Hospice is one of Ireland’s biggest, longest established and most loved fundraisers in Ireland.
Now in its 30th year, this annual fundraiser that takes place in cities, towns and villages all across Ireland has raised over €41.5million! That is an incredible and life changing amount supporting specialist palliative care all across Ireland.
It has enabled local hospice groups to hire more specially trained Palliative Nurses to visit people in their homes, provide high quality care on In-patient Units, and refurbish facilities as well as buying crucial equipment. Most importantly, your support by hosting a coffee morning social has helped patients to live life as fully as possible with dignity, respect and comfort whilst making the most of precious time with their family and friends.
Our Top Tips
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 22nd 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.
No matter what type of Coffee Morning Social you host – please always remember to stay safe and adhere to the latest HSE and Government COVID-19 guidelines. Please visit www.hse.ie to see the most up to date guidance.
How your vital donation can help
Your support could help to provide vital front line services such as Homecare Palliative Nurses on the road. Every time a homecare nurse calls to the front door, families will feel the relief of knowing that their loved one is comfortable and at peace in the most familiar and restful place that they know: home, being part of family again and safe in the knowledge that specialist Palliative Nurses are managing all aspects of their care in the time ahead. Both patient and family are reassured that there is someone available to advise, help and support throughout their journey.
Just €50 could provide a Walking Frame for patients. A walking frame will help our patients to have greater mobility during their time in palliative care. This gives patients more independence using a sturdy and lightweight walking frame.
Just €250 could provide an Orthopaedic Chair that both benefits the patient as well as their visitors. The comfortable, adjustable and supportive orthopaedic chairs help our patients and their loved ones to relax.
Just €400 could provide a Pulse Oximeter. Pulse oximeters are a tool that enable Nurses and Doctors to measure the oxygen saturation of a patient’s blood. Monitoring such as this is very important for the health and comfort of patients.
€1,500 could buy a Specialised Bed that is essential and will provide the maximum of comfort and care for the patient. Ensuring that each and every person in the in-patient unit has the support and comfort they need.
Don’t forget that every euro raised locally stay locally. You can help support your local hospice and homecare group by hosting a coffee morning social this year.