Who amongst us would have thought, as we left our places of work, learning and worship back in March, that we would still be locked out of them for the June Bank Holiday? But, here we are. The “longer weekend” gives us all a chance to reflect over the past few months and I know, through all the work that we do, that for many of you these have been incredibly challenging times.
Our new Care & Inform series of resources are in high demand and I hope you will take a moment to avail of them if you, or someone you know, has been impacted by COVID-19, loss or restricted funerals during the pandemic.
All of our existing programmes and our new Covid response ones – continue to run and we remain proud to serve you, our public, in all matters relating to death, dying and bereavement.
We rely hugely on our fundraising to maintain all this work, so I would like to take this opportunity to thank all who so generously shown their support for the work of the Irish Hospice Foundation.
With our events and appeals having to take their own enforced “lockdown”, these are challenging times for us. Every donation really matters and I am so grateful to our regular supporters and to those of you who have joined us for the first time.
With the onset of June comes the prospect of easing restrictions and the gradual re-opening of our office. We look forward to that but in the meantime, I wish you all a wonderful bank holiday.
Please take care of yourself and those around you.
CEO Irish Hospice Foundation