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Milford Care Centre helps launch Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning 2017

Keith Duffy, Anne Marie Hayes, Milford Care Centre and comedian Mario Rosenstock help launch Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning 2017.

Milford Care Centre helps launch Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning 2017

By ilovelimerick correspondent Frances Watkins 

Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning 2017 organised by Hospice Together was launched this week at Our Lady’s Hospice in Dublin. Representatives from Milford Care Centre attended the event to help launch the Hospice Together Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning 2017.

This event marked 25 years of Hospice Together coffee mornings and Hospice Together called on the people of Ireland to hold a coffee morning on Thursday, September 14. These coffee mornings will help raise vital funds for their local homecare and hospice services.

Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning 2017 for Hospice Together with Bewley’s is hoped to raise a much needed €2 million for local services, including Milford’s Care Centre.

Numerous celebrities including Brendan and Domhnall Gleeson, Boyzone star Keith Duffy and comedian Mario Rosenstock have all backed the cause in hope to meet growing demands for the service.

 “I have been personally touched by the amazing work done in St. Francis Hospice and I have seen first-hand the impact the money raised through Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice makes to patients, staff and families,” said Keith Duffy, ambassador for the campaign.

Pat Quinlan, chair of the Voluntary Hospice Groups said, “Each year, hospice and homecare services across Ireland are responding to growing demands for their services and endeavouring to do so to the highest standards.

“The nature of hospice care is such that we must be in a position at all times to be able to respond in an appropriate and timely manner so that patient needs are fully met and their families supported.

“The funds raised from Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice Together with Bewley’s are crucial to ensure that our services meet these objectives on an ongoing basis and clearly without such support, we could not provide the level of services that we do,” he added.

The coffee morning has made an estimated a vital €34 million for local hospice and homecare services throughout the country since its launch in 1992.

To register your coffee morning visit the Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning 2017 website,  or call 1890 998 995. These coffee mornings help raise vital funds needed to support local hospices and homecare services and hosting a coffee morning can make a huge difference to someone’s life.

To donate to the cause text COFFEE to 50300 to give €4 to support local hospice and homecare services and help to give patients the best quality of life during their illness.

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