Marymount invites you to sponsor a sunflower in memory of a loved one for hospice sunflower days
Marymount Hospice would like to invite the people of Cork and beyond to support its online Sunflower Day campaign – Together We Remember in conjunction with Together for Hospice, the National Hospice Movement
This online space has been created for people to dedicate a virtual sunflower in memory of a loved one this June, whilst helping to raise much-needed funds for Marymount’s hospice and home care services.
The virtual sunflower remembrance garden will run for the full month of June 2021. During the month members of the public are invited to dedicate a virtual sunflower in memory of a loved one and make a donation to their local hospice at www.togetherforhospice.ie/sunflowerdays. These dedications can be shared with friends or family members to let them know they are in your thoughts, with every euro raised going directly to your designated local hospice.
The initiative was prompted by the cancellation of the annual Hospice Sunflower Days on-street collection for the second year in a row, and the devastating impact of Covid-19 on Hospices nationwide and their ability to fundraise.
This new remembrance campaign aims to raise much needed funds for hospice and specialist palliative home care services nationwide. Across Ireland, Hospices need to raise approximately €20million each year, with Marymount itself needing to raise €3.5 million each year. All funds raised locally will stay locally, enabling Marymount to continue to provide person-centred, holistic and loving care to patients and their loved ones free of charge.
Speaking about the new campaign, Sarah McCloskey CEO Marymount said: “We are very grateful for the support of the people of Cork and beyond in helping to sustain our fundraising and services in such difficult circumstances. While we will miss meeting the public at our Sunflower street collections for the second year in a row, we would be delighted for people to support this year’s Virtual Sunflower Remembrance Garden and dedicate a sunflower in honour of your loved one.”
To make a dedication please go to: www.togetherforhospice.ie/sunflowerdays. For more information on other activities for Marymount’s sunflower campaign please follow Marymount on Facebook and Instagram.