Roscommon Senior Footballers raise over €50,000 for Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation

The Roscommon Senior Footballers have raised over €50,000 for Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation.

The players came together in April to raise funds for Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation, after learning that how severely the charity was impacted by COVID-19, with its 12 shops closed and fundraising events cancelled for the foreseeable future.

The panel, management and backroom team asked the public to vote for them to Shave or Dye their hair and donate alongside it with the tagline #helpforhospice.

They started with an aim of raising €30,000 – the amount Mayo Roscommon Hospice is down weekly with the closure of the 12 shops – but that target was very quickly reached and surpassed.

It quickly hit the €50,o00 mark and went above that figure.

Members of the Roscommon GAA team said : ‘As a team we wanted to do something to support a good cause during this difficult time and Mayo Roscommon Hospice is an organisation which has helped so many families that we know. In addition, there has been a close association between Roscommon GAA and the Hospice in the past with the Hospice logo appearing on Senior Football Team jersey for a number of years and Roscommon GAA raising funds for the Hospice on a number of occasions,  including a donation of €10,000 from Club Rossie during the Win a House in Dublin campaign.’

We think it is safe to say they definitely did come together as a team to achieve something very special!