Mayor’s ‘eggcellent’ fundraising idea for NI Hospice

Eggceptional fundraisers: Mayor Billy Webb and his wife, Pat are pictured with Sarah Scullion from NI Hospice. INNT38-509CON
Eggceptional fundraisers: Mayor Billy Webb and his wife, Pat are pictured with Sarah Scullion from NI Hospice. INNT38-509CON
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THE Mayor of Newtownabbey, Alderman Billy Webb, is selling eggs laid by the chickens in his very own back garden in a bid to raise money for U105 DJ Maurice Jay’s Northern Ireland Hospice ‘town tour’ which will begin next week.

Newtownabbey is set to host the local radio presenter as he leaves the comforts of his studio and sets off on his fundraising challenge to visit 105 locations across Northern Ireland between September 26 and October 1 whilst travelling and broadcasting on a trailer-pulled bed.

As towns, businesses and organisations across the province prepare to greet the U105 breakfast show presenter, alderman Webb, who is an avid supporter of the local charity, decided to show his support and help towards raising vital funds by offering people the chance to avail of the fresh eggs laid by the chickens that live in his garden.

The Mayor and his wife, Pat will greet Maurice Jay and his ‘town tour’ team when they arrive in Glengormley on Saturday, October 1.

Speaking about the U105 DJ’s efforts to raise money for the local charity, Alderman Webb commented: “I am dedicated to supporting local services and I am pleased to be supporting Maurice Jay in his efforts to raise money for Northern Ireland Hospice.

“I keep free range hens in my garden and friends and neighbours have been giving me £1 for each half dozen of their eggs. I have had a great response and I look forward to greeting Maurice when he arrives in Newtownabbey; I hope our local community will also come along to support him at Glengormley Park. My wife and I will be presenting him with £210 - that’s £105 from each of us.’’

For more information about how you can support the U105 town tour fundraiser, email towntour@nihospice.org or call 9078 1836.

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