The Galway Hospice is organising a community meeting next Tuesday March 12 in the Clayton Hotel at 8pm as part of the recently launched ‘Building for the Future’ fundraising campaign.
The purpose of this project is to launch the next stage of development of this organisation with former Galway hurler Joe Connoll, the appointed leader.
He has been orchstrating a series of community meetings along with representatives of the hospice in various locations throughout February, and will continue to do so for the remainder of March and April and Galway city is the next location. The meeting in the Clayton Hotel will last one hour and all are invited to attend.
Former clients and those who have been affected by the services of the Galway Hospice within the county are being particularly urged to support the hospice at this crucial time.
Representatives from the hospice will speak about the current services being provided, and will outline plans for the future - both short term and long-term. At each meeting, at least one local person or family will speak about their experience of hospice care and the vital support they received from Galway Hospice in their time of need. A short DVD about the hospice will also be shown and the meeting will be punctuated by a questions and answers slot.
Galway Hospice has been providing services since 1990, but the continuous growth in demand has resulted all in services currently operating beyond capacity. More inpatient, homecare ,and day care services are urgently needed. At this time, the hospice will be encouraging more people to join the hospice weekly draw. The draw has been a cornerstone fundraising resource for the hospice from the beginning.