€14k raised for Cahercalla on Sunflower Day

€14k raised for Cahercalla on Sunflower Day

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Over €14,000 was raised for Cahercalla Hospice on Sunflower Day while nationally,€739,411 was collected during the campaign.  

The Clare Hospice at Cahercalla is delighted to reveal that, thanks to the support from their volunteers and the generosity of the public across the region, over €14,000 has been raised during the two-day fundraising event, which took place on the 7th and 8th June 2019. This year marked the 29th year of the fundraising campaign and €739,411 was raised nationally.

Every euro raised in every county across Ireland will go directly towards supporting and funding the local hospice or specialist palliative home care service in that area enabling them to continue to provide person centred, holistic and loving care to patients and their loved ones. Funds raised through the campaign will be used by The Clare Hospice at Cahercalla to allow them to continue to run their vital care services.

Commenting on this year’s campaign, Mary Maloney, The Clare Hospice at Cahercalla, said, “Hospice Sunflowers Days is one of our main fundraising initiatives during the year, so we are absolutely delighted to have raised over €14,000 for The Clare Hospice at Cahercalla. We would like to thank our network of volunteers who gave up their time to help fundraise over the two days and also our supporters for their continual support and generosity in helping us to raise this much needed funding. We are now looking forward to planning activity for our special 30th year of the Sunflower Days campaign in 2020.”

Speaking about the campaign, Mary Kennedy, Ambassador for Hospice Sunflower Days, commented, “I am delighted with the success achieved from this year’s Hospice Sunflower Days campaign and with all funding raised locally staying locally it means people were really able to make an impact on hospice services in their local area.”

Log onto www.sunflowerdays.ie for further information or for details of your local hospice or specialist palliative home care service.

 

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Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.

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