Volunteers raise €50,000 for St Brigid's Hospice and Homecare Services during Sunflower Days

€739,411 raised nationally from the Sunflower Days campaign

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Volunteers raise €50,000 for St Brigid's Hospice and Homecare Services during Sunflower Days

Friends of St. Brigid’s Hospice and Homecare Services in Co Kildare are delighted to reveal that, thanks to the support from their volunteers and the generosity of the public across the region, €50,000 has been raised during the two-day fundraising event, which took place on the 7 and 8 June, 2019.

This year marked the 29th year of the fundraising campaign and €739,411 was raised nationally.

Every euro raised in every county across Ireland will go directly towards supporting and funding the local hospice or specialist palliative home care service in that area enabling them to continue to provide person centred, holistic and loving care to patients and their loved ones.

Funds raised through the campaign will be used by St. Brigid’s Hospice & Homecare Services to help provide services towards the opening and use of the Daycare section of Hospice.

Commenting on this year’s campaign, Adelaide Hanlon, Friends of St. Brigid’s Hospice and  Homecare Services, said, “Hospice Sunflowers Days is one of our main fundraising initiatives during the year, so we are absolutely delighted to have raised €50,000 for St. Brigid’s Hospice and Homecare Services.

"We would like to thank our network of volunteers who gave up their time to help fundraise over the two days and also our supporters for their continual support and generosity in helping us to raise this much needed funding. We are now looking forward to planning activity for our special 30 th year of the Sunflower Days campaign in 2020.”

Speaking about the campaign, Mary Kennedy, Ambassador for Hospice Sunflower Days, commented,

“I am delighted with the success achieved from this year’s Hospice Sunflower Days campaign and with all funding raised locally staying locally it means people were really able to make an impact on hospice services in their local area.”

Log onto www.sunflowerdays.ie for further information or for details of your local hospice or specialist palliative home care service.