“Invigoration of human spirit – hospice is a gift to families” – Ambassador Brendan Gleeson
Ireland's Biggest Coffee Morning Ambassador and renowned actor Brendan Gleeson gave a powerful interview on Marian Finucane’s RTE Radio 1 show last Saturday about the touching difference hospice care has made in his life.
Speaking to Marian, Brendan said: “It reawakened my faith in humanity. It’s magical the way death is embraced as a part of life. The hospice just embraces death in that way and gives people the finest death possible. And the gift that they allow the people around, families – there’s a beauty about it that is exquisite.
“My mother and my father both ended their lives there [in St Francis Hospice, Raheny] and I’m so grateful for that. I don’t know how to express it properly how a good death is so life-affirming. It’s incredible the gift that it is,” said Brendan.
The Irish actor also praised hospice staff nationwide for the life-changing help they give to patients and their loved ones.
Brendan will also be on Pat Kenny’s show on Tuesday 13th at 11.15am. Thank you to Brendan and all Ambassadors who are supporting Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice this Thursday.