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Mother’s Day In Memory Of 2024

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Plant a Sunflower This Mother’s Day In Memory Of

10th March 2024

This Mother’s Day – 10th March, we will come together to plant a sunflower in memory of the mothers who are no longer with us. 

Any day can be difficult for grieving the loss of your mother, but special days such as Mother’s Day can be additionally hard. 

Here at Irish Hospice Foundation we want to create a space for those who have lost their mothers or grandmothers to come together and remember them.  

Funds raised will help us continue to provide our bereavement services including the IHF Bereavement Support Line, which provides connection, comfort and support, to those that have been bereaved.  This free national service, 1800 80 70 77, is available Monday to Friday, 10am-1pm.

Money raised will also go towards our Nurses for Night Care Service to help families stay together until the very end. 

Thank you for your help in making that possible. 

To sign up and make a difference join our Facebook Group.

If you have any questions, have a look at the FAQs below, or email us at [email protected]  


How do I sign up to receive my sunflower seeds? 

To receive your free sunflower seeds and in memory pack, you can join the Plant a Sunflower in Memory Facebook group and complete the online Registration Form.  If you are not on Facebook that’s no problem – you can email [email protected] and we will send you on details of how to sign up and set up your fundraiser.   

What time do I plant the sunflower seeds on Mother’s Day?  

You can plant your sunflower seeds at any time of the day that suits you. Whenever you have a quiet moment to yourself or if you are with family or a friend, whenever you feel comfortable. Feel free to place a photo of your mother and light a candle beside your pot. 

How do I set up a Fundraising page?  

The easiest way is to do this via Facebook, simply click the button below. 

If you are not on Facebook, you can use iDonate to set up a fundraising page. 

Mother's Day In Memory Of 2024

How will the money I raise help Irish Hospice Foundation? 

Your participation helps to raise vital funds to support our work in end-of-life and bereavement care. To help show how your participation is making a difference, we will share stories and updates via the Facebook Group and by email that tells you how you’re making a difference to the people we support.  

When will my sunflower seeds and in memory pack arrive? 

You will receive your seeds by post before 10th March. If you have any questions, email us on [email protected] 

Do I have to set up a Facebook Fundraising page? 

No, but they really are a very easy way to fundraise. Because the funds raised are lodged directly into the IHF bank account, it means you don’t need to worry about collecting, recording or lodging. Also, Facebook kindly don’t charge any fees so we get 100% of what’s donated.   

I’m not on Facebook. Can I still take part? 

Yes! Please contact our fundraising team on [email protected] and they will organise your seeds, in memory pack and provide you with details on setting up your own iDonate fundraising page. 

How can someone not on Facebook donate to my fundraiser?  

Anyone can donate even if they are not on Facebook. Share the direct link of your fundraiser with them and they can enter their details.

Alternatively, here are other options for them to support your fundraiser:  

  1. They could give you the cash/transfer funds (via Revolut, PayPalMe, Online Banking etc.) and you can add the donation to your fundraiser yourself.  
  2. They can donate via IHF’s Mother’s Day donate form.

Someone I know accidentally donated via my Facebook page, can you refund them? 

Unfortunately, we can’t issue refunds through Facebook but people can request a refund themselves from Facebook by following the below steps:  

Send them this link:  

Select – I donated to a fundraiser on Facebook  
Select – I want a refund for my donation(s)  
Select – I made a donation by accident and request the refund.  

Special thanks to our corporate partner Londis for supporting our Mother’s Day Campaign and also staff from Airtricity who are volunteering their time to help us dispatch in-memory packs to all participants.