Friday, August 22, 2014

Practically everybody is aware that one of the major fundraising events for Marymount Hospice in Cork is their annual coffee morning - known now as "Ireland's Biggest Coffee Morning". This year it is to be held on Thursday, 18th September from 9.30 a.m. to 12 noon in private homes and halls all over Ireland. There is likely to be a venue in every parish/district. 
We, the Cork Chapter of the Irish Woodturners Guild, have decided that we would like to help out this very worthy cause. Accordingly we are asking members, purely on a voluntary basis, to make an item to be donated to the coffee morning in your area to be included in the raffle which is traditionally held at each venue.
If you contact Michael Pattwell he will be able to direct you to the nearest venue or if it is easier the items can be delivered to Michael who will ensure they get to the appropriate venue.
The item can be of any shape or size and likely commercial value is not a concern.
There are very few families who haven't been effected by the scourge of cancer and for many of them a lot of relief and solace was found within the hospice movement and especially in the Cork and surrounding areas in Marymount.
Thank you in advance to those who participate and for those who cannot there will be other opportunities in the future.