The pandemic has had a catastrophic effect on fundraising efforts, with even the most well established and vital services not being immune from the impact.
Southern Area Hospice Services provide care for patients and their families living primarily in the Southern Trust area, offering specialist palliative and end of life care.
Almost everyone’s family has been touched by cancer and the Hospice is a vital support service which is often taken for granted.
Last year, the Hospice, unfortunately, had to cancel many of their fundraising events, and subsequently, the funds these would have generated were lost.
In 2021/22, Southern Area Hospice Services needs to raise £3 million to enable the charity to continue to provide this support and vital service.
With that in mind, they are encouraging people to take part in their Annual Coffee Morning appeal by hosting their own this September.
This year’s official coffee morning is on Thursday, September 9, but hosts can rest easy and pick a date that suits them best.
Southern Area Hospice Services Staff Nurse ,Jenny Brown, who works across a range of Hospice out-patient clinics based in South Tyrone Hospital, Craigavon Area Hospital as well as the inpatient unit in Newry, was thrilled to get involved in this year’s coffee morning appeal.
Jenny commented: “Last year sadly many of our Hospice coffee mornings were unable to go ahead due to Covid.
“We heavily rely on people like you hosting a coffee morning and raising the vital money in helping us to continue providing the care for our patients and their families.
“We would be truly grateful if you can raise your cups and raise funds for your local Hospice this year.”
This coffee morning is kindly supported by your local Credit Union, who have lent their support to this Hospice appeal for the third consecutive year.
They not only help sponsor the campaign, but they too will be hosting their own staff coffee mornings across Credit Union
You too can help raise your cups and raise funds by registering as a coffee morning host.
Simply visit https://www.southernareahospiceservices.org/coffee-morning or by phoning 028 3026 7711 where the Fundraising Team will be happy to help you.