Over 750 people were cared for by Kerry Hospice Foundation in 2015

Mario Rosenstock is calling on everyone to get on board for Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice together with Bewley’s on Thursday 15th September. That’s the day when people everywhere will share a cup of Bewley’s coffee to support their local hospice and their vital work caring for people in their local communities nationwide.
Mario and other well-known personalities are backing the Hospice campaign including Davy Fitzgerald, Brendan and Domhnall Gleeson, Imelda May, Gabriel Byrne, Baz and Nancy Ashmawy and Eamonn Coughlan. It’s really easy to take part. Register at www.hospicecoffeemorning.ie to get your free Bewley’s fresh ground coffee pack. You can also contact your local hospice by calling 1890 717 000. Or go along to any nearby coffee morning for your local hospice. Last year, Kerry Hospice Foundation raised over €44,600 through 33 coffee mornings. Bewley’s provides all the coffee free of charge nationwide and all money raised locally goes directly to local hospice care services. Mario Rosenstock said, “I’ve been delighted to be involved with the hospice for a few years now and in that time I’ve seen at first-hand the work they do and the care they give. I’ve always found it an uplifting experience meeting the patients and residents. Each and every hospice patient is treated with wonderful kindness and dignity at such a vulnerable time. “ In 2015, Kerry Hospice home care nurses attended 541 patients and made almost 4,600 home visits. In addition, there were 242 patients attending palliative care unit, making 1,815 visits. The cost of the home care service for 2015 was €76,733.
Ted Moynihan, Chairperson of Kerry Hospice Foundation said, “We are 26 years old this year and provide palliative day care and home care, serving 755 people annually. The Kerry Hospice is in the process of building an Inpatient unit with 15 beds all ensuite, construction has begun and it’s hoped that the facility will be ready for use in late 2016 or early 2017.” Money raised from Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice will go towards the building of an inpatient unit consisting of 15 beds costing €6.2m and funded by the Kerry Hospice Foundation. The group has also committed to donating €400,000 towards the running of the unit for five years.

To host a cost morning, register at www.hospicecoffeemorning.ie to receive your free coffee pack of Bewley’s fresh ground coffee. You can also contact your local hospice by calling 1890 717 000.