Share the Sunshine this 5th & 6th June for hospice frontline workers!
Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 emergency the national Hospice Sunflower Days on-street collection can no longer take place, which is a huge loss to hospices nationwide. The annual fundraising event is run by Together for Hospice, The National Hospice Movement and is a vital source of funding for hospices, with nearly €800,000 raised nationally last year. This year also marks 30 years of Hospice Sunflower Days, and a virtual fundraising campaign is being led by Hospice Sunflower Days Ambassador and broadcaster Mary Kennedy.
The public are also being asked to display a sunflower in their window on 5th and 6th June in solidarity for hospice frontline workers. 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.
Pictured to mark the announcement and call for support is Martina Slattery, Clinical Nurse Manager and Karen Reid (foreground) Senior Staff Nurse, both from Our Lady’s Hospice and Care Services, Harold’s Cross. Pic: Bryan Brophy