Spe­cial cof­fee morn­ing in­vite from hospice

The Corkman - - NEWS - MARIA HERLIHY

LAST year Mary­mount Hospice sup­ported more than 3,000 fam­i­lies through­out the Cork re­gion, where fam­i­lies have al­ways re­ceived the most sin­cere care dur­ing what is a most dif­fi­cult and emo­tion­ally tur­bu­lent time.

To­day, Thurs­day, Septem­ber 14, Mary­mount will open its doors to the pub­lic for a cof­fee morn­ing which is part of the coun­try’s biggest cam­paign for the hospice. Right across Cork city and county, there will be more than 150 cof­fee morn­ings spring­ing up and all funds raised will go to Mary­mount.

While it re­ceives 70% of its rev­enue via the State, it still leaves a gap of €3 mil­lion to pro­vide its cur­rent level of ser­vice pro­vi­sion. There is also an out­stand­ing debt of €7 mil­lion on the cap­i­tal cost of its €60 mil­lion de­vel­op­ment at their state of the art fa­cil­ity at Cur­ra­heen.

Mary­mount would like to ex­tend an in­vi­ta­tion to the peo­ple of Cork to at­tend the cof­fee morn­ing in the hospice it­self. “We are com­pletely in­debted to the peo­ple of Cork for their huge sup­port of the work of Mary­mount which al­lows us to con­tinue to pro­vide our ser­vices,” said Paula McGovern, Head of Fundrais­ing and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions.

“Not only was the ma­jor­ity of the cap­i­tal cost of the build­ing gen­er­ated by funds raised by the pub­lic but each year we re­ceive huge dona­tions and sup­port from peo­ple which en­sures we can con­tinue to pro­vide our needed ser­vices. We would love to see our sup­port­ers here on the day so that they can see for them­selves where their fundrais­ing in­come goes.”

The Mary­mount Cof­fee Morn­ing takes place from 10.30am-12pm.

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