Marymount lunch guest is Dee Forbes

April 1st, 2017 7:10 AM

By Southern Star Team

RTÉ's Dee Forbes: guest

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RTÉ DIRECTOR General and Drimoleague native Dee Forbes is the special guest at this year’s Marymount Hospice Annual lunch, on Friday April 7th.  

Now in its 12th year, the annual lunch takes place in the Maryborough Hotel in Douglas, and is a key event in the Marymount fundraising calendar.

‘I have experienced first-hand the love, care and support that Marymount gives to families and I am delighted to attend and to support Marymount on the day,’ said Ms Forbes.

‘We are absolutely honoured to welcome Dee Forbes,’ said Paula McGovern, head of fundraising and communications in Marymount. ‘We hope her presence will help raise awareness of this important fundraising event for us and also the invaluable work that takes place in Marymount every single day.’

Marymount is based in a new state-of-the-art facility in Curraheen in Cork. It provides specialist palliative hospice care, a community-based palliative care team and specialist care for older people.

While it offers its specialist palliative care services free of charge, Marymount is only funded approximately 70% by the State each year and needs 30% – or €3m – of its income to be raised through other sources, including fundraising, each year to ensure it can continue to provide its needed services.

Tickets are €60 and can be bought at or by calling the fundraising office on 021 4501201 or [email protected]

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