Monday, June 29, 2020


By Joe Barrett.

Seamus O’Donoghue from Laois Hospice said he wishes to thank the people of Laois for supporting the 30th annual Hospice Sunflower Days.

The virtual fundraising drive was well supported nationally but raised on average 85% less than the traditional annual event.

Here in Laois Mr O’Donoghue said: “The annual Hospice Sunflower Days. Hospice Sunflowers Days is our  fundraising flagship  on-street collection during the year. The cancellation of our on-street collection was a major loss for Laois Hospice. We are calling on the public to continue to support us via and make a real difference to their local hospice. It is vital that people know that every cent raised locally, stays locally.”

Hospice Sunflower Days aims to raise much needed funds for hospices and specialist palliative home care services across the country enabling them to continue to provide person centred, holistic and loving care to patients and their loved ones. Funds raised through the campaign are used to directly support hospices and specialist palliative home care services allowing them to purchase new equipment, support frontline posts, upgrade current facilities and continue to provide their vital service.

To share the sunshine visit to make a donation to your local hospice service. Alternatively, you can make a donation by texting ‘SUN’ to 50300 to donate €4 to support local hospice groups across Ireland. Texts cost €4. Hospice Sunflower Days will receive a minimum of €3.60. Service Provider: LIKECHARITY. Helpline: 076 680 5278.


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