This year’s Rose of Tralee, Elysha Brennan, is urging families to spread some festive cheer this Christmas by feeding a packet of The Irish Hospice Foundation’s Reindeer Food to Santa’s hungry troop.
Reindeer Food is on sale for €2 in LloydsPharmacy and MACE stores around Ireland in the run up to Christmas, with all proceeds going to support the work of The Irish Hospice Foundation.
Boys and girls can sprinkle this special mixture of oats and magic in their garden to guide Santa to their home on Christmas Eve. While Santa is busy popping down the chimney the hungry reindeer can enjoy their tasty snack.
Launching Reindeer Food, Rose of Tralee Elysha Brennan said, “This magical reindeer food does much more than guide Rudolf and the team to homes on Christmas Eve, the money raised supports the vital work of The Irish Hospice Foundation. As a medical student I am learning about all aspects of health care, including the importance of good care at end of life.
“I encourage the young, and young at heart, to pick up some magical Reindeer Food this Christmas to support Santa on his way and The Irish Hospice Foundation in its ongoing journey to ensure the people of Ireland have the best care at end of life.”
The Irish Hospice Foundation is a national charity dedicated to all matters relating to dying, death and bereavement in Ireland. The IHF receives no core state funding and therefore relies on the generosity of donations to support its work, including:
- Funding 85% of the costs of the set-up of the country’s Children’s Palliative Care programme, including Ireland’s only Paediatric Consultant with a special interest in Paediatric Palliative Care.
- Funding over 1,500 nights of nursing care annually through the Nurses for Night Care service which supports very ill patients to die at home.
- Training 3,000 people every year in providing sensitive end of life and bereavement support.
- Working to improve the environment in hospitals in which people die through our Hospice Friendly Hospitals programme.
CEO of the Irish Hospice Foundation Sharon Foley said, “We believe that no one should face death or bereavement without the care and support they need. By buying a packet of Reindeer Food this Christmas, you are helping us to achieve our mission.”Christmas2015, Fundraising, ReindeerFood, RoseofTralee