Mayo/Roscommon Hospice shops in both counties have closed until March 29th and a number of fundraisers have been cancelled following the outbreak of Covid-19,
Mayo/Roscommon Hospice has issued a statement which read: “Mayo/Roscommon Hospice Foundation remains fully committed to funding our palliative care service and building our Roscommon Hospice but due to these developments a considerable strain will be placed on our fundraising efforts. We receive no Government funding, so your help and support during this time is vital. “We are asking people to text MRHF to 50300 at a cost of €4, where a minimum of €3.60 goes to Mayo/Roscommon Hospice Foundation, or donate online on www.hospice.ie and help us to keep helping the most vulnerable in our society in their time of need”.
The following fundraising events have also been postponed or cancelled:
The Mad Hatters Tea Party scheduled for the Trinity Arts Centre in Castlerea has been postponed until later in the summer.
The Cian Coleman Colour Run due to take place in Claremorris on Sunday, March 22nd has also been postponed until a later date.
Break Out for Hospice, which due to take place in Castlerea on Saturday, April 11th, has also been postponed.
The Summer Ladies Lunch, scheduled for Sunday, April 26th at The Lodge at Ashford Castle has been cancelled for this year.
Due to the cancellation of public masses, all church gate collections for March are also cancelled. Mayo/Roscommon Hospice has asked the public to keep palliative care teams and frontline staff in mind during this time as they will be to the fore when it comes to dealing with the situation.