North Tipperary Hospice needs your support now more than ever
North Tipperary Hospice Movement have launched an urgent fundraising appeal. During these unprecedented times, with such uncertainty surrounding fundraising events; North Tipperary Hospice need your support now more than ever.
People are being encouraged to donate what they can to support them during these challenging times for the charity sector. You can donate by logging onto www.idonate.ie/northtipphospice.
Kay O Donoghue, chairperson of the Nenagh branch of North Tipperary Hospice said: "We really need public support at this time to ensure that we can keep providing specialist palliative care and cancer support services.
"Last year alone we provided 140 patients at end of stage life with palliative care services, as well as providing vital support to their families. Our two Cancer Support Centres in Nenagh and Thurles provided support to 903 people either living with or affected by cancer. These services are all provided free of charge but they cost over €400,000 annually to run, all of which comes from the generosity of our supporters and not from any governmental bodies or other stakeholders.
"Ordinarily, hundreds of our fantastic volunteers would be selling Hospice Sunflower Days products on June 5th and 6th, taking donations in villages, towns across North Tipperary. However, due to the recent developments of Covid-19 we have unfortunately had to cancel our on-street collections this year, which will drastically impact our fundraising efforts.
"We are taking measures to ensure that this event will proceed, but it will take on a new form in line with recent government guidelines. We are moving the campaign online this year with a series of videos from hospice volunteers who will tell their unique stories about why they joined the hospice committee as well as appealing to the public for support."
You will be able to view these videos over the coming weeks on our social media platforms.
"The aim of Hospice Sunflower Days is to raise the much-needed funds to provide person centred, holistic and loving care to patients and their loved ones. The funds raised are spent on providing In Home Palliative care as well as running our two Cancer Support Centres. Every euro raised locally, stays locally," said Kay.
North Tipperary Hospice Movement support the development of hospice and palliative care. They manage two cancer support centres; Suaimhneas in Nenagh and Suir Haven in Thurles as well as providing outreach cancer support services in Roscrea.
They supply specialised equipment and psychological and social support for patients and their families at end stage of life. Their vision is that no one should have to face death or bereavement without appropriate care and support. These services are provided free of charge to clients irrespective of means.
They focus on supporting people of all ages to live well with an illness that is life limiting and enabling them to achieve the best quality of life possible, whilst also supporting their families and loved ones.
HOW TO SUPPORT FUNDRAISER
If you would like to support this campaign you can do so by you can do so by logging onto www.idonate.ie/northtipphospice. You can also call Sara on 087 9931005 to get more information on how you can donate.