Michael ‘Brick’ Walsh helps Waterford Hospice launch their largest fundraising campaign to date

Waterford Hospice has today launched a ‘Buy a Brick’ appeal to help raise funds needed to reach its €6M target.

The centrepiece of the Buy a Brick appeal is an innovative new website, giving donors the opportunity to buy a virtual ‘brick’ at a price of their choice, which they can personalise with their own message.

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Waterford All-Star hurling great, Michael “Brick” Walsh was on hand at the site of the South East Palliative Care Unit on the grounds of University Hospital Waterford which is under construction at the moment to launch the ‘BUY A BRICK – LET’S BUILD IT TOGETHER’ for Waterford Hospice, also included were Danette Connolly, Chairperson, Waterford Hospice and Marie Dennehy, Board member, Waterford Hospice. Photo Noel Browne

The appeal will raise vital funds for the €6 million pledge by Waterford Hospice towards the construction of the new South East Palliative Care Unit on the grounds of University Hospital Waterford.   Although €4.5 million has already been secured, a further €1.5 million is needed to reach the target.

The new South East Palliative Care Unit will be accommodated in the first two floors of the new five story €25 million build.  This will include a 20 bed in patient unit, day services and a new base for the Waterford Hospice Home Care Team.  

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Photo Noel Browne

Waterford Hospice is a registered charity, and has been providing a ‘Hospice Home Care’ service (free of charge) for 30 years, to the people of Waterford & South Kilkenny.  In addition to the €6M pledge, annual running costs in excess of €700K are needed to maintain this service into the future.

Danette Connolly, Chairperson said:

“We’re calling on as many people as possible to get behind us by supporting our Buy a Brick appeal. By doing so, you’re also paying for a little piece of the new Hospice, and your support will become a part of our history.  Please visit our website at’’

Michael ‘Brick’ Walsh, Waterford hurler said: I’m delighted to lend my support to Waterford Hospice for their Buy a Brick Campaign. This charity has been fundraising for the past 30 years to provide a free hospice service; I’m only too happy to oblige in giving a little of my time to help. I’d ask everyone to come on board for the final push to reach that €6M target’

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