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Mary­mount is call­ing on the peo­ple of Cork to sup­port Ire­land’s big­gest cof­fee morn­ing for Hospice To­gether with Bew­ley’s Cel­e­brates by hold­ing their own cof­fee morn­ing on Thurs­day week.

Now in its 25th year, the ini­tia­tive hopes to raise €2m coun­try­wide.

How­ever, aim €200,000.

The event, Get Brew­ing and Host a Cof­fee Morn­ing, will as­sist Mary­mount’s hospice and home care ser­vices.

“We would like to in­vite as many peo­ple who can to hold a cof­fee morn­ing to sup­port Mary­mount on Septem­ber 14,” said Paula McGovern, head of com­mu­ni­ca­tions and fundrais­ing at Mary­mount.

“Our hospice and home care ser­vices are un­der in­creas­ing de­mand each year and we need to raise €3 mil­lion ev­ery year to con­tinue to pro­vide our cur­rent level of ser­vices

“Our cof­fee morn­ing cam­paign is one of our big­gest fundrais­ing ef­forts.

“Please get in touch to reg­is­ter your cof­fee morn­ing to­day and help us to con­tinue to pro­vide sup­port to all who need our ser­vices.”

Mean­while, Lady May­oress of Cork, Ge­orgina Fitzger­ald is host­ing her Cof­fee Morn­ing event in aid of Mary­mount Hospice.

It takes place on Tues­day is Mary­mount’s to raise next, Septem­ber

Hall, Cork.

And Donough­more Mary­mount Fundrais­ing Group is hold­ing its an­nual cof­fee night on Thurs­day fort­night, Septem­ber 21, in the Com­mu­nity Cen­tre Hall in Stu­ake.

A whole host of celebri­ties, mean­time, in­clud­ing Bren­dan and Domh­nall Glee­son, Keith 12, at City Duffy, co­me­dian Mario Rosen­stock, Clelia Mur­phy and Dr Ciara Kelly, are ask­ing peo­ple na­tion­wide to sup­port the Hospice To­gether cam­paign on Thurs­day week by host­ing or at­tend­ing a cof­fee morn­ing, and help to give pa­tients the best qual­ity of life dur­ing their ill­ness.

Singer and ac­tor Mr Duffy said: “It’s such an hon­our to be an am­bas­sador for this vi­tal cam­paign and help in any way that I can to draw at­ten­tion to the great work that the hospices do for all Ir­ish peo­ple. “I have been per­son­ally touched by the amaz­ing work of hospices 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.”

The public can reg­is­ter at http://www.mary­mount.ie/ cof­fee-morn­ing/ or by call­ing 021 4501201.

Hosts are provided with a Cof­fee Morn­ing Pack con­tain­ing Bew­ley’s cof­fee, posters and in­vi­ta­tions free of charge.

Crosshead: Donough­more Mary­mount Fundrais­ing Group

The Donough­more Mary­mount Fundrais­ing Group an­nual cof­fee night on Septem­ber 21 in the Com­mu­nity Cen­tre Hall in Stu­ake takes place from 7pm-9pm.

Tick­ets will be for sale on the night and in lo­cal shops with lots of prizes to be won.

The com­mit­tee has said any gen­er­ous do­na­tions of home bak­ing would be greatly ap­pre­ci­ated and will be taken in on the day from 2pm at the com­mu­nity cen­tre.

It also re­quests the usual con­tin­ued sup­port on the night would be very much ap­pre­ci­ated.

The com­mit­tee said: This year, we have al­lo­cated Wed­nes­day 13th & Thurs­day 14th from 10am-12 mid­day to take in book and bric-a-brac to give us an op­por­tu­nity to dis­play it to best ad­van­tage as space and time on the day is limited. The raf­fle starts at 8.30 on the night.

“There will be bric-a– brac, home grown veg­eta­bles, home bak­ing, nail art on the nights so come along and en­joy a cup of tea or cof­fee and a chat - all in a good cause.”

Also on of­fer are two Len­ovo lap­tops for auc­tion.

Lady May­oress of Cork, Ge­orgina Fitzger­ald launch­ing her Cof­fee Morn­ing event in aid of Mary­mount Hospice, which takes place on Tues­day next, Septem­ber 12, at City Hall. Picture: Jim Cough­lan.

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