June 21, 2024

Blooming great: Hospice Sunflower Day in Kilkenny goes online

The national Hospice Sunflower Day in Kilkenny is going online as on-street collection can no longer take place due to Covid-19.

The annual fundraising event is run by Together for Hospice, The National Hospice Movement and is a vital source of funding for hospices, with nearly €800,000 raised nationally last year.

This year also marks 30 years of Hospice Sunflower Days, and a virtual fundraising campaign is being led by Hospice Sunflower Days Ambassador and broadcaster Mary Kennedy.

The public are also being invited to ‘Share the Sunshine’ and show their support for hospice frontline workers by making a donation, big or small, to their local hospice www.togetherforhospice.ie.

Supporters are being asked to display a sunflower in their window on June 5 and 6 in solidarity with hospice frontline workers.

It’s vital to remember that all funds raised locally, stay locally.

Pictured: Martina Slattery, Clinical Nurse Manager 1, and Karen Reid, Senior Staff Nurse, both from Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services, Harold’s Cross


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