LAST week, Tramore’s Hospice Support Group were recognised nationwide for their tireless and generous contributions throughout the year and for their commitment and time to the National Hospice Coffee Morning in September. All funds raised during the coffee mornings are donated to the local hospice in Ardkeen and the community pulls together to support with raffle prizes and sweet treats.
Tramore walked away on the day as winner of the biggest fundraiser for the hospice movement across the entire country. Accepting the award on behalf of the group at the Host the Host Awards in Bewley’s, Grafton Street were Noeline Power and Margaret Cashin.
Tramore Hospice Support Group was originally formed with a hope to raise monies in the community for Waterford Hospice. To that end, coffee mornings are held monthly in different locations around Tramore and, overtime, they have become an enjoyable social gathering, with many members of the community looking forward to the event each month and with an enormous variety of sweet treats available, without fail!
If any business is interested in hosting a coffee morning or being a part of the group, they are invited to contact Noeline Power or any member of the committee. Facebook is also a great point of contact to reach out to the group and keep informed of the next planned coffee morning.
Veronica Campbell, owner of Bewley’s Grafton Street, presented the glass plaque to Noeleen and Margaret. Waterford Hospice thanked the constant efforts of the Tramore Hospice Support Group, saying, “Your hard work is much appreciated and the money that was raised will help to provide Hospice Homecare Service to those most in need in Waterford City and County, and South Kilkenny.”