North Tipperary Hospice hosts fundraising coffee morning

The Nenagh branch of North Tipperary Hospice has launched an appeal for people to enjoy a cup of coffee with friends or colleagues and raise much needed funds for local hospice care.

The Nenagh branch of North Tipperary Hospice has launched an appeal for people to enjoy a cup of coffee with friends or colleagues and raise much needed funds for local hospice care.

On Thursday, September 19, people in workplaces, homes and local organisations across Ireland are being asked to hold a coffee morning and to collect €2 for each cup of Bewley’s fresh coffee consumed. All money raised locally stays locally and goes directly back to fund local Hospice care services.

Kay O’Donoghue, chair of the Nenagh branch and member of the North Tipperary Hospice board of management said: “The Nenagh branch of North Tipperary Hospice was set up over 20 years ago and is a very active branch. The valuable services we offer include our home care service to people with cancer and other life-limiting conditions; the Suaimhneas Cancer Support Centre, a drop in centre open five days a week providing practical and emotional support through counselling and complimentary therapies; we provide necessities such as specialised beds and mattresses as well as nursing care.

“Approximately €400,000 is needed to fund this free service. We rely on voluntarily contributions through events like Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning to fund the service along with a small grant we receive from the Irish Cancer Society.”

This is the 21st year of Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

Over the past two decades, people have drank 15 million cups of coffee and raised an estimated €30m.