Hospital staff raise £1,000 for Hospice

Jacqueline Herald (sixth from left) and friends from Whiteabbey Hospital domestic services have raised �1,000 for NI Hospice.
Jacqueline Herald (sixth from left) and friends from Whiteabbey Hospital domestic services have raised �1,000 for NI Hospice.

Domestic services staff at Whiteabbey Hospital have handed over a cheque for £1,000 to the Northern Ireland Hospice.

Jacqueline Herald and her friends in the hospital domestic services team raised the money for the Buy a Brick campaign through various fundraising activities including a raffle.

“The Hospice is a charity very close to all our hearts and so it was an easy decision to help raise much needed funds for the new build at Somerton,” Jacqueline explained.

John Phillips, Community Fundraiser for NI Hospice added: “Thank you so much to Jacqueline and friends from Whiteabbey Hospital domestic services and everyone else who supported them and helped raise such a fantastic amount.

“Last year Hospice cared for 3,024 patients with terminal illnesses and their families. With our Somerton Hospice rebuild plans well under way, we rely on such generous donations and could not raise the remaining £2.6million needed for the rebuild without the support of the local people.”

Anyone who would like to get involved in fundraising for the rebuild of the NI Hospice at Somerton Road should call John on 07773 367287 or email john.phillips@nihospice.org