Purple and Red weekend aid of Donegal Town Hospice to kick off with flying colours on Saturday

first_imgThrough a fundraising weekend on 3rd and 4th September, a local group are planning to raise much needed funds to start refurbishing the Donegal Town Hospice patient wards and family rooms which are situated in the Donegal Town Hospital.One of the organisers, Julie Voss said; “It’s all happening this weekend and is getting very exciting. The response from everyone has been amazing and we have almost €6,000 euro raised already.” At present, the hospital use two single wards as a hospice, with a small connecting room for visitors to use.Julie Voss, continued; “Our vision is to create a home from home environment which offers comfort and pleasant surroundings for the patients and their family and friends.”They have organised a walk based on the post-war poem “Warning” by Jenny Joseph, in which the narrator describes how when she is an old woman, she will wear purple and red. On Saturday 3rd September, in the Diamond from 12pm to 4pm, a bring and buy jewellery/handbag sale (registration at the Diamond), thought cards will be available to purchase, registration for Sunday walks will take place.On Sunday the 4th the walk inspired by Jenny Joseph will take place. The group will leave Donegal Town hospital at 2pm. Come along a little bit earlier to get registered. The walk is in memory of Eamonn Murphy. They will create a thought tree and enjoy refreshments at Donegal Town Hospital.The organisers are also appealing for people and businesses to donate items to make their vision a reality. They are appealing from re-decorating equipment, appliances, soft-furnishings, entertainment (books/television sets), non-perishable grocery items, and toiletries.All donations are appreciated greatly, and everyone is welcome to come along for what will be a fantastic weekend. Purple and Red weekend aid of Donegal Town Hospice to kick off with flying colours on Saturday was last modified: August 30th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:charitydonegal town hospicefundraisingjenny josephpurple and red walkWarninglast_img read more