National Sunflower Day this Friday

The National Sunflower Day collection for Laois Hospice Foundation will take place this Friday, June 8 in towns all over the county.

The National Sunflower Day collection for Laois Hospice Foundation will take place this Friday, June 8 in towns all over the county.

People will be able to support Laois Hospice by buying a sunflower for €2 from collectors on the streets of towns and villages.

Sunflower Day is one of the major fundraising events organised by Laois Hospice Foundation annually.

As a totally voluntary organisation, Laois Hospice Foundation is reliant on the public goodwill during national fundraising events such as Sunflower Days. Thanks to the goodwill of the people of Laois and surrounding areas hospice services will continue to be delivered to individual and families in Laois. “Laois Hospice Foundation are reliant on our community to help maintain and expand hospice services,” noted Mary Delaney, Secretary.

“The numbers seeking hospice care is increasing and we are determined to be there for as many people as possible and with public support, we can ensure that they are not effected by any budget cuts.”

Since its inception in 1989 Laois Hospice Foundation has helped to provide nursing and care services to cancer patients who no longer respond to curative treatments and who wish to be cared for at home surrounded by their loved ones. Hospice also provides support the families of such patients. The total care involves doctors, nurses a team of specialists and clergy concerned with quality of life.

Volunteers are needed to sell sunflowers on Sunflower Day and anyone who has an hour to spare on Friday, June 8 please contact Mary Delaney, Secretary Laois Hospice Foundation at 086 8157280.