Have a coffee - and help our hospitals

January 29 2018

A COFFEE blend in memory of a loving father has been created to raise money for the hospital where he received his care.

A COFFEE blend in memory of a loving father has been created to raise money for the hospital where he received his care.

Family business Bristol Twenty Coffee has produced  ‘21TEN – Roy Ireland Memorial Blend’ in memory of the company’s founder who died in 2017 after his third bout of cancer. A portion of proceeds from each pack sold will be donated to the charity Above & Beyond helping to support Bristol Royal Infirmary (BRI).

Rory Ireland, son of Roy and Director of Bristol Twenty Coffee, said: “Dad worked in the coffee industry for more than 20 years, from being an espresso machine engineer to starting what would grow to be Bristol Twenty Coffee.

“He was well-known and respected in the industry and will be sorely missed. As a tribute to him we are launching a memorial blend roasted by us in Bristol. One pound from each bag sold is being donated to Above & Beyond, the charity for Bristol city centre hospitals, where dad received outstanding care each time he was ill and especially the last.”

The memorial blend will be available online and in businesses across Bristol from this month.

Catherine Harris, corporate partnerships fundraising officer for Above & Beyond, said: “Partnerships with local businesses are essential in enabling us to fund key projects that go beyond what the NHS is able to provide. 

“We are incredibly grateful to all the team at Bristol Twenty Coffee for their commitment to helping to improve treatment for hundreds of patients at the BRI.”