Derry Girls star and Galway native Nicola Coughlan has made an impassioned plea for people to support Galway Hospice during the coronavirus pandemic.
“I’m Nicola Coughlan, and I’m here to ask you to help support Galway Hospice,” the young actress, best known for her role as Clare Devlin in Derry Girls, says in a plea on facebook.
“Every year thousands of people fundraise for Galway Hospice, to help them care for patients and their families. Due to coronavirus, all the fundraising has to be paused to help everyone stay safe.”
“Galway Hospice needs your help, from your house. You can donate online without ever leaving the couch at galwayhospice.ie/donate“.
“Everything helps, not matter how big or small. So Stay Safe, Stay Home, and help Galway Hospice to help others.”
Galway Hospice is the primary provider of palliative care in Galway city and county, and is almost totally reliant on public support to continue its day to day operations.
Traditional fundraising activities such as specially organised events or collections at public gatherings are no longer possible due to public restrictions put in place to limit the spread of coronavirus, which were made even stricter on Friday.
One of the events which Galway Hospice has been forced to postpone has been The Kube challenge, which was meant to test participants physical and mental acuity this May.
However, the Croagh Patrick Climb scheduled to take place on June 20 is currently “all steam ahead”, joined by managers and players from the Galway Senior Football team.