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Pledge to Plant Launches

pledge to plant launch 2022

Today we launched Pledge to Plant, our new fundraising initiative to plant, grow and sell to raise vital funds for Irish Hospice Foundation.

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 them started with their planting in April, see they 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, to bring 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 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.

Marie Staunton, Gardener; Sharon Foley, CEO IHF; Kathy Whyte, Founder of Pledge to Plant and Liz Hogan, bereaved mother and IHF supporter

This year, Irish Hospice Foundation is delighted to have the support of gardening expert Marie Staunton.

“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 and to register visit our Pledge to Plant page.