The in-community prevalence of COVID-19 has impacted upon the annual on-street Hospice Sunflower Day collection, an eventuality which will detrimentally affect the fundraising intentions of the South Westmeath Hospice.
The annual fundraising event is a vital source of funding for hospices, with nearly €20,000 raised in 2019. This year also marks thirty years of Hospice Sunflower Days, and a virtual fundraising campaign will be held in its stead.
During this difficult time, the public are being invited to ‘Share the Sunshine’ and show their support by making a donation, big or small, to the South Westmeath Hospice at www.togetherforhospice.ie
It is vital to remember that all funds raised locally, stay locally. The public are also being asked to display a sunflower in their window on June 5 and 6. ‘Share the Sunshine’ is all about creativity and showing support.
Visit www.togetherforhospice.ie to download your ‘Share the Sunshine’ pack which contains some simple tips on how you can spread joy in your community and creative ways to get involved in the campaign. The public is also being encouraged to share their creations online and with friends and family, by tagging @TogetherHospice and using the hashtag #togetherforhospice on Twitter.
Hospice Sunflower Days aims to raise much needed funds for hospices and specialist palliative home care services enabling them to continue to provide person centred, holistic and loving care to patients and their loved ones. Funds raised through the campaign are used to directly support the South Westmeath Hospice and the specialist palliative home care services allowing them to purchase new equipment, support frontline posts, upgrade current facilities and continue to provide their vital service.
“Hospice Sunflowers Days is one of our annual fundraising events and it’s on street collection means a major fall in funds for our local hospice. We hope you can ‘Share the Sunshine’ this year to show your support for the hospice,” Clare Lennon, Chairperson of South Westmeath Hospice, commented.
To share the sunshine this Hospice Sunflower Days, please visit www.togetherforhospice.ie to make a donation to the South Westmeath Hospice and display a sunflower in your window on June 5 and 6.