Start brewing because Ireland's Biggest Coffee Morning is back! 1 year ago

Start brewing because Ireland's Biggest Coffee Morning is back!

Brought to you by Ireland's Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice Together with Bewley's.

Get those kettles boiling.

It's September. Work's back, school's back, and we're just about settling back into the old daily routines.

So, naturally, it's time to mix them up again. For one day, at least.

And what better way to mix them up than with a coffee morning? It barely disrupts the day and it gets energy into our bodies so, you know, that counts as productive, right? We're going with yes.

But this isn't just any coffee morning - this is Ireland's biggest coffee morning. Or, to be specific, Ireland's Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice together with Bewley's.

Yes, ladies and gents, you get to kick back for a little bit in the morning, have your daily dose of coffee (or more, no one's judging), while also helping out a great cause.

This is the 26th year that Bewley's have supported Ireland's Biggest Coffee Morning and in those years over €35 million has been raised for local hospice and home-care services around Ireland.

In Ireland, a fifth of people die supported by their local hospice and this event is there to help hospice groups nationwide to continue delivering specialist palliative care to their patients.

To help raise money, you can host your own coffee morning. Invite all the friends and family 'round for a good 'aul cuppa in the morning. Sure, it'll be great craic.

You can organise one at your workplace; your work buddies will love you for it, a perfect little morning break. Or if you're still in college, set one up there. Students love their coffee so you'll have no shortage of guests.

If you do, your local hospice or care service will send you out a pack with all the Bewley's coffee you'll need, as well as some posters to throw up around the place, and a bunch of those all-important invitations.

You can sign up to host a morning by visiting Hospice Coffee Morning's website or by calling 1890 998 995.

If you can't host a coffee morning yourself or you already know someone else hosting one, pop along to grab a coffee and donate to a good cause. Or convince one of your friends to host it. Same fun, half the effort.

And don't forget to use the hashtag #coffee4hospice to share how you got on with your coffee morning.

If you just can't find the time to throw or attend a morning yourself - life is busy, we know - you can also donate by texting COFFEE to 50300. (Texts are €4 and at least €3.60 of that will go directly to Ireland's Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice Together with Bewley's. Service Provider: LIKECHARITY. Helpline: 076 6805278.)

The cause also has some great ambassadors. Some of the people helping them in their mission are Brendan Gleeson, Domhnall Gleeson, Clelia Murphy, Keith Duffy, and Coronas's singer Danny O'Reilly.

Last year, around the country, 4,145 coffee mornings were held. The mornings were attended by 133,990 people who brewed over 550,000 cups of coffee. That's a lot of coffee.

So get brewing, every cup counts!

Brought to you by Ireland's Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice Together with Bewley's.