Special coffee morning invite from hospice
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.