Westportif is proud to link up with the Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation. If you are interested in participating in Westportif and would like to raise money for this amazing charity, here are your options:
- You can sign up to Westportif here and pay an entry fee of €100. You can do the 80K or the 160K route and you will also receive a technical top and a jersey. The the full €100 of your entry fee will go to the Mayo Roscommon Hospice.
- If you have already signed up and paid for Westportif and would like to raise money, you have two further options:
- You can request an official sponsorship card by email from this address: firstname.lastname@example.org (If you collect money using a sponsorship card, you can bring that money to registration with you and give it directly to the Mayo Roscommon Hospice representatives who will be there.)
- You can also raise money for your chosen charity using the following online services:
Learn about the Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation
Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation is a not for profit West of Ireland registered charity (CHY 10980), which was established in 1992 to develop and support Hospice / Palliative Care Services in Counties Mayo and Roscommon
Over the past 23 years our Palliative Care Teams have assisted in the care of over 10,500 patients and their families.
The Foundation works in partnership with HSE West and now has to raise approx. €2 million annually through donations and fundraising efforts to co fund the Service and raise the capital necessary to build two Hospice Units, one in each county.
Palliative Care is concerned with ordinary people who are facing the loss of independence, the loss of financial security, the loss of friends and family and ultimately the loss of life.
The Service is available free of charge for patients with cancer and other life limiting illness such as end stage Motor Neurone, Muscular Dystrophy, MS and dementia, COPD and heart failure etc. The aim of the Service is to improve patient’s quality of life by maximising pain control and relieving any other distressing symptoms.
Palliative Care responds to the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of patients and families.
The service also extends to support families in grief and bereavement. Last year our Palliative Home Care Teams cared for 809 patients in the two counties (282 in Roscommon).
Having received Government approval for Phase One of our Capital Development Programme we lodged for planning permission for our Mayo Hospice in December 2014 and we are hopeful that planning will be granted in the coming weeks. Phase Two our Roscommon Unit is next and we expect good progress this year. The two Units will cost approx. €14 million to build and fit out.
To learn more check out: http://www.hospice.ie/