North West Hospice Sunflower Days Thursday 6th and Friday7th June 2024

Together for Hospice, The National Hospice Movement, is delighted to announce that Hospice Sunflower Days is returning for its 34th year with North West Hospice taking part in the on-street collection on Thursday the 6th June and Friday 7th June 2024. This year’s campaign was launched by Hospice Sunflower Days Ambassador, Miriam O’Callaghan.

Once again, in addition to the North West Hospice on-street collection, the public will also have the opportunity to support North West Hospice online in the Virtual Sunflower Remembrance Garden now open until the end of June.

People can sponsor a virtual sunflower ‘in memory’ of a loved one while making a donation at and every euro raised locally, stays locally as supporters donating online can select the North West Hospice as the one they wish to support.

Hospices and specialist palliative homecare services throughout the country provide free-of-charge care and support to those living with a life-limiting illness, while also offering assistance to the patient’s family members. In 2023 alone, Hospice services across Ireland cared for over 18,350 patients and their families, a 6% increase on 2022 figures, and made over 87,000 specialist palliative homecare visits to patient’s homes, a 2% increase on 2022 figures. That is why fundraisers such as Hospice Sunflower Days are so important to hospices and homecare services throughout the country.

Speaking at the launch of the 2024 Hospice Sunflower Days campaign, Olive McTague, Charity Manager, North West Hospice, said: “We are delighted to announce details of the 34th Hospice Sunflower Days campaign and we are calling on the public to support us at North West Hospice by donating on-street on the 6th and 7th June or online throughout the month to help us raise funds to enhance and support services.”

Hospice Sunflower Days Ambassador, Miriam O’Callaghan, also commented, “I am delighted to be a part of the launch of this year’s Hospice Sunflower Days campaign as hospice care is something that impacts so many families throughout Ireland. The support and care hospices and homecare services provide to patients and their families is truly incredible. Every euro raised locally, stays locally so your donation will really help services in your local area.”

If you would like to volunteer for our on-street collections in Sligo town and county including Tubbercurry, Ballisodare, Ballymote and Collooney please ring North West Hospice at 0719170523 if you can offer an hour or two to help us out. We are also looking for volunteers for our collection in Manorhamilton!

Miriam O’Callaghan, Hospice Sunflower Days Ambassador pictured belowwith Mary Horkan from North West Hospice at the Together For Hospice launch held in Dublin. Pic. Robbie Reynolds