Kerry Hospice’s Christmas Cards Pay Tribute To Essential Workers

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Launching the Kerry Hospice Foundation’s Christmas Cards were Jenny Tarrant of Kerry Hospice; artist Jane Hilliard; Ronan Deasy of Kerry Group (sponsors); Christmas Card Committee Chairperson Ursula O’Connell; Liz Reidy, Clinical Nurse Manager (3) at the Palliative Care Unit and Mary Shanahan of Kerry Hospice. Photo by Dermot Crean

THE Kerry Hospice Foundation’s Christmas Cards for this year were launched at the Palliative Day Care Unit on Friday.

This year’s selection of Christmas cards were unveiled by Liz Reidy, Clinical Nurse Manager (3) in Palliative Care Inpatient unit, artist Jane Hillard and Ronan Deasy representing Kerry Group who once again have sponsored the cards.

“This year the cards are dedicated to essential workers across all sections of society,” said Ursula O’Connell, Christmas Card commitee chairperson. Jane Hillard once again created the entire pack of cards this year titled ‘A Kerry Christmas’.

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“The images of Kerry are as a result of our very close association with Kerry Group, our wonderful card sponsors. This project is wonderfully supported by Ronan Deasy and Kerry Group and has been for many years and we are truly grateful to them for the continued support over the last 25 years.”

The Christmas cards have raised huge funds over the years due to the generosity of the people of Kerry and beyond who continue to buy the cards.

“We are, as always, grateful to you all who continue to support the Foundation,” said Ursula.

The Kerry Hospice Foundation is in its 3rd year of its pledge and are now in the early days of providing support for two nurse practioners for Kerry in the future.

The pledge is now in the region of €650,000 yearly to keep all the services within both units and the Home Care services going.

This would not be possible without the generosity of the public, Hospice volunteers and all the businesses throughout the county that continue to support the Foundation.

A pack of ten cards costs €7 and can be bought from Kerry Hospice branch members as well as various outlets around the county.

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