Obstacles to lodging money

Sat, Oct 5, 2013, 01:09

Sir, – Lynn Cronin (September 27th) highlights an important issue. Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services relies on supporters, such as her, to organise coffee mornings in their home, school or workplace as part of the Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning campaign. For 26 years now this method has worked well and this year over 800 coffee mornings were held in support of Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services, with thousands more taking place nationally for other hospice organisations.

However, if banks are going to make it difficult for people to conveniently lodge event proceeds, there will be serious implications for its future success and indeed for any charity community-based campaign such as this that relies on cash and coin donations. Banks need to work with the charity sector to come up with viable solutions to resolve this issue. – Yours, etc,

CRIONA CULLEN,

Head of Fundraising &

Communications,

Our Lady’s Hospice & Care

Services,

Harold’s Cross, Dublin 6W.