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Shaws Department Stores extend Charity Partnership with Irish Hospice Foundation
€30, 926.33 raised by Shaws to date to support end-of-life and bereavement care in Ireland
8th May 2018 – Shaws Department Stores has announced an extension to its successful partnership with the Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) until 2019. The collaboration, which began in 2017, will see Shaws stores across Ireland continue to raise vital funds and increase public awareness of the work undertaken by the charity for better end-of-life and bereavement care, for all.
To date, over €30,926 has been raised by Shaws’ employees and customers for the IHF since the charity partnership began in May last year. To mark Year 2, a fun week-long window display competition is being held in each of 16 Shaws stores nationwide.
Jonathan Shaw, Managing Director of Shaws commented: “We are delighted with the reaction from our customers and would like to acknowledge the fundraising effort put in by staff throughout our stores since our partnership began 12 months ago. We are thrilled to again be partnering with the IHF for a further year, and hope to be able to help the charity with the outstanding work they do in communities right across the country.”
Collection boxes, Nurses for Night Care badges and nail files and other IHF merchandise will continue to be sold in Shaws stores across Ireland throughout the year, as well as reindeer food and greeting cards in time for Christmas.
Sharon Foley, CEO of the IHF: “We are delighted Shaws are continuing on as our Charity Partner into next year. Thanks to the generous support of the Shaws’ staff and customers, we will be able to continue to fund programmes such as our Nurses for Night Care service.”
“This free national service is for people with non-cancer related illnesses to fulfil their wish of dying at home, surrounded by their loved ones. It provides nursing care, practical support and reassurance for the person and their families, in the last days of their lives. Last year, we funded over 2,020 nights of care for over 630 families at a cost of almost €650,000.”
Find out more about our Nurses for Night Care Service here.