Hospice Sunflower Days make welcome return to local communities

Sunflower Hospice Days return for on street collections on June 10 and 11.  Photographer: 1IMAGE/Bryan Brophy

Sunflower Hospice Days return for on street collections on June 10 and 11. Photographer: 1IMAGE/Bryan Brophy

Every euro raised locally, stays locally!

‘Together for Hospice’, the National Hospice Movement, is delighted to announce that on its 32nd year, Hospice Sunflower Days will return to local Midlands communities for on-street collections for the first time in three years on Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11, as part of its new 2022 campaign that will combine its traditional collection with its digital ‘in memory’ fundraiser.

The 19 Hospice and Specialist Palliative Homecare Services that are arranging on-street collections for Hospice Sunflower Days are calling on the public to volunteer to help them sell sunflower merchandise on June 10 and 11..

The digital ‘Sunflower Remembrance Garden’ will also return this year for the 2022 campaign and will be open from Thursday, May 12, until the end of June for the public to make a donation online in memory of a loved one.

Hospice Sunflower Days aims to raise much needed funds for hospices and specialist palliative home care services across Ireland enabling them to continue to provide their personal and loving care to their patients and families.

Funds raised through the 2022 campaign will be used to directly support hospice and homecare facilities with all funds raised locally, staying locally. Monies raised will help to purchase new equipment, upgrade hospice facilities, support hospice workers and allow them to continue to provide their vital service free of charge.

Hospice care and home care is all about providing help and support to those living with a life-limiting illness and their families. The person centric care is provided either in specialist units in the hospice or in the person’s own homes with specialist palliative trained home care nurses.

“We are delighted to be able to return this year to our traditional on-street collections as people across Ireland are always so supportive when they see our volunteers selling the sunflower merchandise. Our hospices and homecare services are always on the lookout for new volunteers to help with the collections and we hope as many people as possible will be able to offer up some of their time on the 10th and 11th June to support their local hospice,” Audrey Houlihan, Chairperson, Together for Hospice, The National Hospice Movement, said.

If you would like to volunteer for the on-street collection, please contact your local hospice or specialist palliative home care service today. Full details of the hospice or palliative home care service in your local area can be found on the website, www.togetherforhospice.ie/sunflowerdays


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