Irish Hospice Foundation launches Pledge to Plant fundraising campaign
Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) launches Pledge to Plant - its plant, grow, sell initiative to raise vital funds
Pledge to Plant has been created to give anyone wishing to support the work of Irish Hospice Foundation the chance to plant seeds and grow flowers, plants and vegetables to sell to family, friends and colleagues to raise vital funds for services supporting those facing end-of-life and bereavement.
Anyone registering to get involved in Pledge to Plant will receive a free supporter pack full of information, planting tips and complimentary seeds to get started with planting in April, see them grow in May and organise a plant sale in June.
This year Irish Hospice Foundation will invest over €1m in one of their services - Nurses for Night Care which delivers nursing care into the homes of those facing their final days. Funds raised from the Pledge to Plant campaign will go towards the running costs of this crucial national service and end-of-life work across the country, helping to make a real difference to those facing end of life and to their loved ones.
Pledge to Plant has its initial roots in remembering a loved one. Kathy Whyte had the idea after her Mum who was a keen gardener died. This legacy combined with a wish to generate funds for Irish Hospice Foundation inspired Kathy to develop the Pledge to Plant initiative.
This year, Irish Hospice Foundation is delighted to have the support of gardening expert Marie Staunton on board.
“I’m getting involved with Pledge to Plant because it’s something I can personally do to highlight the incredible support that Irish Hospice Foundation provides”.
Helen McVeigh, Fundraising Director with Irish Hospice Foundation says:
“We are delighted to launch Pledge to Plant this Springtime and hope to see as many people as possible involved. Whether green fingered or not, we’d love to see people planting seeds for flowers, herbs, vegetables or whatever they like, to sell to friends and family. We hope everyone has a good time planting and raising vital funds for Irish Hospice Foundation to support its work in end-of-life care and bereavement!”
For more information or to register, see https://hospicefoundation.ie/pledgetoplant/
For all images attached: Launch of Irish Hospice Foundation's Pledge to Plant fundraising campaign in St. Stephen's Green on Thursday, 31st March 2022.
Image 33: Gardener Marie Staunton (R) and Irish Hospice Foundation CEO Sharon Foley (L)
Image 36: (L to R) Marie Staunton - Gardener, Sharon Foley - CEO Irish Hospice Foundation, Kathy Whyte - Pledge to Plant founder, Liz Hogan - Pledge to Plant supporter
Image 38: (L to R) Marie Staunton - Gardener, Aisling Easton (7), Sharon Foley - CEO Irish Hospice Foundation, Hazel Easton (4)
Image 39: Aisling Easton (7), Hazel Easton (4)
Photographer: Paul Sherwood
About Irish Hospice Foundation
Irish Hospice Foundation is a national charity that addresses dying, death and bereavement in Ireland. Our vision is an Ireland where people facing end of life or bereavement, and those who care for them, are provided with the care and support that they need. From advocacy and education to services such as Nurses for Night Care and our Bereavement Support Line, Irish Hospice Foundation believes in the importance of dying well and grieving well wherever the place. www.hospicefoundation.ie
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