Galway Hospice has launched a special Sunflower Appeal for donations amid the Covid-19 crisis which has resulted in the cancellation of many fundraising events for the charity.
Among the cancelled events are the hospice’s annual Sunflower Days – but this year people can sponsor a special flower in the new online Galway Hospice Garden.
“Usually, hundreds of Hospice volunteers would be out selling Sunflower pins in communities across Galway this Friday and Saturday,” explained Charlene Hurley, Director of Fundraising & Communications at Galway Hospice.
“This year, those collections are not possible so we are asking the public to support us safely from home, by donating online, by phone or by text.”
The Virtual Garden is a special way to remember a loved one or send a message to the hospice team who continue to care for patients at this very difficult time.
“You can ‘plant’ your own flower online, while supporting our continuing care,” said Ms Hurley.
All funds raised through the Galway Hospice Sunflower Appeal go to support Galway Hospice services, which are provided free of charge to patients and families affected by life-limiting illness.