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Hospice Movement launches its Sunflower Days

Together for Hospice, The National Hospice Movement, has announced that Hospice Sunflower Days will return to towns and villages in Waterford and nationwide next month.

The event takes place this year on Friday 10th June and Saturday 11th June 2022.

The campaign was launched by Ambassador and Garden Designer, Diarmuid Gavin.

On Friday 10th and Saturday 11th June 2022, volunteers nationwide will be selling sunflower merchandise to raise funds for local hospice and specialist palliative homecare services.

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Members of the public who wish to support their local hospice by donating online can do so by sponsoring a virtual sunflower in memory of a loved one via the Together for Hospice website.

Hospices nationwide need to raise approximately €20 million each year, and all funds raised locally will stay local. The money will go towards the purchase of new equipment, upgrading hospice facilities and supporting local hospice services.

Hospice care and homecare is all about providing help and support to those living with a life-limiting illness, and to their families. Hospice care is provided either in specialist units in the hospice or in the person’s own home with specialist palliative trained home care nurses.

Hospice Movement in Waterford

After years of campaigning and extensive local fundraising, the Dunmore Wing, a 22 bed palliative care unit on the grounds of UHW, began accepting residents. More here.Β 

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Speaking about the launch of the 2022 Hospice Sunflower Days campaign, Danette Connolly, Chairperson, Waterford Hospice, said,

We are delighted to launch our 2022 Hospice Sunflower Days campaign and to combine the traditional with the digital this year with the return of our on-street collection and our virtual Sunflower Remembrance Garden. We are calling on everyone to mark Hospice Sunflower Days by supporting on-street or online this year and donating what you can to help Waterford Hospice Movement.”

You can support Waterford Hospice Movement by donating to on-street volunteers on Friday 10th or Saturday 11th June, or by dedicating a sunflower in memory of a loved one online.

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