Clane woman's hospice crusade recognised with national award

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Henry Bauress henry.bauress@leinsterleader.ie

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Henry Bauress henry.bauress@leinsterleader.ie

Clane woman's hospice crusade recognised with national award

Dr Ena Hanlon, Mary Kennedy and award winner Mabel Harris

Clane woman, Mabel E Harris has been recognised for her work for the hospice movement.

She recently received a “Sunflower Hero” award from RTE’s Mary Kennedy for her tireless work for the Friends of St Brigid’s Hospice.

From Richardstown House, Clane, Mabel was among 21 volunteers across the country honoured for their fundraising work for hospice care.

The awards were presented in advance of National Hospice Sunflower Days which celebrates its 26th anniversary this year and takes place this Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11.

The Friends of St Brigid’s Hospice nominated Mabel for her contribution to fundraising over the past 25 years.

She has served ten years on its executive committee. “She has given over a room in her house for supplies for fundraising, like supplies for Sunflower Days and coffee mornings, t-shirt, sponsorship cards, printing and posters. We could not manage successfully without such an excellent manager,” said Dr Ena Hanlon, a spokesperson for The Friends of St Brigid’s Hospice.