Stars brewing up support for hospice coffee morning

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That’s the day when people across the country are invited to share a cup of Bewley’s coffee to support their local hospice and their vital work caring for people in their local communities.

Mario and other well known stars like Clare hurling manager Davy Fitzgerald, actors Brendan and Domhnall Gleeson, Gabriel Byrne, singer Imelda May, TV stars Baz and Nancy Ashmawy and three time Olympian Eamonn Coughlan are all backing Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning campaign.  

This year marks the 24th anniversary of the annual event. The major annual fundraiser first started in 1993 with some €32m raised to date. Bewley’s provides all the coffee free of charge nationwide and all money raised locally goes directly to local hospice care services.

Mario Rosenstock said, “I’ve been delighted to be involved with the hospice for a few years now and in that time I’ve seen at first-hand the work they do and the care they give. I’ve always found it an uplifting experience meeting the patients and residents. Each and every hospice patient is treated with wonderful kindness and dignity at such a vulnerable time. 

“To continue giving this care, hospice services across the country need vital funds and Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice is the one day when everyone can get involved and help them to do just that. Whether you host a coffee morning of your own or visit a local coffee morning to enjoy a Bewley’s coffee, your support is key as every cup counts”.

Every year over 29,000 people die across Ireland and over one fifth of these people are supported by their local hospice either in an IPU setting (in patient unit) or via a Home Care team. Last year, 6,508 people passed away with the support of their local hospice. Local hospice services include specialist palliative care, residential care and end-of-life care. Money raised from Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice will go towards essential services such as homecare nurses, new equipment and development of new hospice care facilities.

Pat Quinlan, Chair of the Voluntary Hospice Groups said, “There is continuing pressure on already strained hospice services. The number of patients being admitted to hospice facilities is increasing and the demand for homecare services is also on the rise.

“Each local hospice across the country has a crucial role to play in caring for the people in their community but they face serious funding shortages. Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice together with Bewley’s has been raising much needed funds for the hospice movement for 24 years. We want to thank people for their generosity and urge them once again to get behind this year’s campaign.”

Mark Saunders, Brand Director with Bewley’s said “Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice is an incredibly important and vital campaign that Bewley’s has been very proud to support as sole sponsor since our very first cup of coffee was poured for Hospice over two decades ago.  This unique bond has gone from strength to strength with over €32 million raised for hospice care nationwide to date, that’s over 16 million cups of coffee.  But we need many more cups of coffee to be brewed for Hospice so we are asking everybody to come together On Thursday 15th September, have a cup of Bewley’s coffee and raise much needed funds for this vital cause.”

To host a cost morning, register at to receive your free coffee pack of Bewley’s fresh ground coffee. You can also contact your local hospice by calling 1890 717 000.

Now marking 24 years of continuous involvement, Bewley’s is the long standing supporter of Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice. We cordially ask that Bewley’s be identified as the sponsor of this annual fundraising initiative.

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