Glengormley Integrated Primary School has raised £3,400 for the Northern Ireland Hospice’s ‘Wall of Hope’ appeal.
The appeal focuses on local schools raising funds for the relatives’ room and children’s play area in the new hospice at Somerton Road.
The children took part in a number of sporting challenges to raise monies for, and awareness of the Northern Ireland Hospice Capital Appeal.
The school presented its cheque at a St Patrick’s Day assembly.
Principal Nigel Arnold said: “It was an easy decision to support the Wall of Hope appeal given the wonderful work of the Northern Ireland Hospice.”
John Philips, community fundraiser for Northern Ireland Hospice added: “I would like to sincerely thank Glengormley Integrated Primary and the whole community for getting behind the school and helping them raise such a fantastic amount.
“Last year Hospice cared for 3,024 patients with life-limiting conditions and their families, both in hospice and in the community - 283 of these patients were from the Newtownabbey area.”
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