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Thank you to everyone that supported us at The Mercury Engineering Race Day at Leopardstown Racecourse!

Posted on: March 5th, 2015

A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who supported The Mercury Engineering Race Day for The Irish Hospice Foundation on Saturday 28th February at Leopardstown Race Course.


Mary Harney, member of the Board of the IHF, Jean McKiernan, Chair of the Board, IHF, Sharon Foley, CEO Of the Irish Hospice Foundation, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar TD and Vivienne Jupp, board member IHF.

A particularly big thank you to our sponsors, Mercury Engineering and to our voluntary Special Events Group who worked so hard to create such a wonderful day. To our 600+ guests – we thank you for your wonderful support and are delighted to tell you that you have raised around €80,000 for our work. We are simply thrilled with this and hope you all had a great day with us. The event began with a drinks reception at 12, followed by a 3-course silver service luncheon. As well as the thrills of the racing guests were addressed by our Guest of Honour, Leo Varadkar TD and our MC Tracy Piggott. There was great bidding for the auction lots which included signed Irish rugby jersey, a Philip Treacy hat, Claire Garvey and Helen Steel frocks, Graham Knuttel artwork, a five-star holiday, stunning diamond necklace, concert tickets and much more. We are so grateful to everyone who generously donated these lots and our 25+ raffle prizes. We are planning for our Race Day event to be an annual day – for details of how to get involved and join us in 2016 please call the Fundraising Team on 01 679 3188 or email fundraising@hospicefoundation.ie

Hotfoot it for Hospice – join Our CEO in the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon this June!

Posted on: March 5th, 2015

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Join Our CEO, Sharon Foley, in the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon in Dublin on Monday, June 1st and help raise much-needed funds for The Irish Hospice Foundation.

Whether you’re a regular footpath –pounder or an occasional rambler you can run, jog or walk the 10km around the streets of Dublin. The buzzing atmosphere, cheery crowds and knowing you’re helping a great cause will be all the motivation you need to hotfoot it across the finish line!

Sharon Foley
Dear Supporters I am asking for your help and inviting you to have some fun for our very worthwhile cause this June! I am reaching out to all the women in Ireland (and their friends...) to support The Irish Hospice Foundation by taking part in this year’s VHI Women’s Mini Marathon. Together we can to generate some much need funds for our national Nurses for Night Care Service. The demand for this programme is ever increasing and this year we need to raise nearly €600,000! So are you ready to ‘Hotfoot it For Hospice’? You might even think of rounding up a team, fill a car and head to Dublin for the day. We are trying to get a team from each county to support our national programme. If each supporter could aim to raise €200 that would be a fantastic achievement! We will provide you with a fundraising pack including a fab IHF T-shirt, somewhere to store your bag during the race and a bit of a party afterwards! It promises to be great fun and I’d love to have you Hotfooting it for Hospice with me!  

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You need to secure your official race entry with the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon in addition to registering to fundraise on Team Irish Hospice Foundation.    If you have any questions about the event, please call Amy Vaughan on 01 679 3188 or email amy.vaughan@hospicefoundation.ie