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CCU Credit Union takes a break with NI Hospice

25 August 2022

NI Hospice today announced a new partnership with CCU Credit Union as they launched their annual Big Coffee Break.

Hospice held their very own Big Coffee Break at their Old Schoolhouse Café with CCU Sponsors and were joined by supporters from local business, and community fundraisers.

Big Coffee Break is now in its 30th year and this year Hospice hopes to see at least 240 coffee breaks hosted over the month of September.

Heather Weir, NI Hospice CEO spoke at the launch, “We’re delighted that CCU Credit Union has come on board for our Big Coffee Break this year. Their support signals the beginning of a wonderful partnership, the synergy between the two organisations is clear with our strong links in the local community. Having a cup of tea or coffee with your friends is such an easy way to support local people in your community.

“We’ve had a great launch to the campaign this year with many of our corporate and community supporters coming forward to help us. We are feeling the impact of the current economic climate on our fundraising income which is why events like the Big Coffee Break are so important. Big Coffee Breaks works well because it’s so simple, a cup of coffee with friends, family or colleagues in return for a small donation. It’s really about getting together, catching up and at the same time, helping Hospice.

The NI Hospice ‘Big Coffee Break’ runs throughout September, people can host a coffee break when and where it suits. Every person that signs up will receive their free fundraising pack with everything you need to have a successful event, including special recipes, posters, coasters as well as a bag of delicious Hospice Blend Coffee.”

CCU Credit Union CEO, Ruth Clarke spoke about their decision to partner with Hospice, “These are difficult times for many but sometimes taking a break to have a cup of tea or coffee and chat is exactly what people need. And what better way to give back to the local community, as the Hospice helps so many people here.

“As a community-based organisation ourselves getting involved in this year’s Big Coffee Break is a win-win for us. We are two community organisations working to deliver similar goals, because your health is your wealth!”

You can find out more or sign up today for a free fundraising pack by visiting: www.nihospice.org/bcb or for more information, email events@nihospice.org