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Plant a Sunflower In Memory this Mother’s Day

This Mother’s Day (19th March) we will come together to plant a sunflower in memory of the mothers who are no longer with us.

Any and every day can be difficult when 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.

All of the funds raised will help us to continue to provide our bereavement services including the IHF Bereavement Support Line. This freephone national service, 1800 80 70 77, is available Monday to Friday, 10am-1pm. The service aims to provide connection, comfort and support to those who have been bereaved. Thank you for your help in making that possible. 

When you sign up, you will receive a free pack of sunflower seeds to plant in memory on Mother’s Day, as well as a plant marker and information pack. 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 Isabelle at [email protected].


How do I sign up to receive my sunflower seeds?

To receive your free sunflower seeds and In Memory pack, please join the Plant a Sunflower In Memory This Mother’s Day-Irish Hospice Foundation Facebook group and complete the online registration form.

Not on Facebook? No problem. You can email [email protected] and we will send 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 picture of your mother and light a candle beside your pot.

How do I set up a Fundraising page? 

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

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

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.

When will my sunflower seeds and In Memory pack arrive? 

You will receive your seeds and pack by post before 19th March. If you have any questions, email Isabelle 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 directly to IHF via If they do this please ask them to choose “Mother’s Day In Memory” in the appeals dropdown menu. 

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.