Save YOUR Hospice campaign to host worthy coffee morning

Minister of State, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran, Deputy Peter Burke, Minister for Health Simon Harris and South Westmeath Hospice committee members, Joe Whelan and Clare Lennon, are pictured at Government Buildings.  The ‘Save Your Hospice’ campaign will host a coffee morning to enhance continuous awareness of the palliative care unit on Saturday, September 21.

Minister of State, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran, Deputy Peter Burke, Minister for Health Simon Harris and South Westmeath Hospice committee members, Joe Whelan and Clare Lennon, are pictured at Government Buildings. The ‘Save Your Hospice’ campaign will host a coffee morning to enhance continuous awareness of the palliative care unit on Saturday, September 21.

The South Westmeath Hospice Committee has announced details of their first ‘Save YOUR Hospice’ campaign event. The committee along with their supporters will host South Westmeath’s biggest ever coffee morning on Saturday, September 21, in Athlone GAA Clubhouse from 10am to 2pm.

Speaking about their first campaign event, Clare Lennon, Chairperson of the South Westmeath Hospice commented, “the theme of the coffee morning on September 21st is ‘celebration’. We want the public to join us to celebrate the people who have been supported in their death and were provided dignity, comfort and care.

“We want to celebrate supporting families as they go through one of the most difficult experiences in their lives and to celebrate the local community whose generosity and support makes all of the hospice work possible. This event will bring together the voices of the people of South Westmeath and its hinterland to show the HSE and the Government how proud we are of our Hospice facilities and services and how strong our determination is to fight to retain them.”

The event will also be a major fundraising initiative for the ‘Save Your Hospice’ campaign.

“The committee needs to raise money to fight this campaign for everything from legal advice to materials for our public rally. This fundraising is separate to funds raised for the South Westmeath Hospice and our services.”

There will be lots of family activities at the coffee morning which takes place on the Athlone GAA Clubhouse on Saturday, September 21, from 10am to 2pm. For more information or to assist in anyway, please email [email protected] or text 086 7721065. ‘Keep dignity in our community’ support ‘Save YOUR hospice’.

 

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