On Sunday, 8th of July, the Managing Director of Brown Sugar, Mark O’Keeffe, presented a cheque for €20,000 to St. Francis Hospice, Raheny
The donation was amassed when Brown Sugar opened its doors on Sunday 13th May, in aid of the St. Francis Hospice, Raheny. The Hospice provides specialist palliative care for patients with advanced Cancer and Motor Neurone Disease, living in north Dublin city and county area.
The voluntary organisation under the care of the daughters of the St. Vincent De Paul also provides comprehensive care and supportive services to patients, their families and carers – without financial cost to the patients.
This is a cause very close to our heart’s, as it marked the one year anniversary since the loss of our dear friend and colleague Eugene O’Reilly to Cancer.
Today, Eugene is remembered as one of the most kindest, caring and giving people anyone has ever met, which his family, friends, colleagues and clients will all tell you. To say it was a pleasure to know Eugene would be an understatement.
To express our gratitude for the support that St.Francis Hospice provided to the O’Reilly family and every family, friend and patient they look after, we had hoped to raise €10,000 for this worthy cause. It is with great pleasure that we presented St. Francis Hospice with a cheque for €20,000! Double our target.
Brown Sugar MD Mark O’Keeffe and all of the Brown Sugar team would like to extend our gratitude to our loyal customers and sponsors, if it wasn’t for them we would not have reached this outstanding figure, which allows us to give back to the people whom provided a great deal of comfort to our nearest and dearest at a very trying time.
Mark O’Keeffe, MD of Brown Sugar: “I would also like to take this opportunity to say thank you to everybody for giving up their Sunday, to come into our salons and creating an electric atmosphere with plenty of laughter and jokes to keep Eugene’s memory alive. We would love to make this an annual event”
Please see a list of all the sponsors involved in the St. Francis Hospice fundraiser:
Loulerie, Original Penguin, Coppinger Row, Deezer, Cactus Jacks, Costume, Barry McCall, Smock, Bagots Hutton, A|wear, The Morgan, Warner Bros, Green19, Pepper Pot Cafe, Cake Cafe, L’Oreal, Picture Rooms, Maria McGrail, Image Magazine, Irish Tatler, Juniors Restaurant, Laundry Room, Lisa Fitzpatrick, Farah.