McKeever Hotels support Hospice capital appeal

Eugene McKeever, Managing Director of McKeever Hotels, with Karen Humphreys from NI Hospice. INNT 04-505CON
Eugene McKeever, Managing Director of McKeever Hotels, with Karen Humphreys from NI Hospice. INNT 04-505CON

Local business McKeever Hotels Ltd this week launched a partnership with the NI Hospice in support of the charity’s Capital Appeal.

The money raised by staff and customers at Corr’s Corner Hotel, Dunsilly Hotel and the Adair Arms Hotel will go towards finishing the rebuild of the Northern Ireland Hospice facility on the Somerton Road, north Belfast.

Bridgene McKeever, Director of Sales & Marketing at McKeever Hotels Ltd said: “We are proud to be supporting such a worthy cause. This year, we are delighted to support the Northern Ireland Hospice and in particular their Capital Appeal. As a result of the collaborative efforts between ourselves and the Northern Ireland Hospice we plan to generate funds through making a donation from each cup of coffee sold from our new McKeever Coffee range sold through our hotels. We also plan to hold a number of fundraising challenges between the staff in each hotel.”

John Phillips, NI Hospice Community Fundraiser commented: “We are delighted that McKeever Hotels Ltd has chosen to support our charity through their fundraising events. Northern Ireland Hospice is currently in temporary accommodation at Whiteabbey Hospital while work continues to rebuild Somerton House, which was no longer fit for purpose. We still need to raise £1.4 million to build the new hospice, and this would not be possible without the support of the local community and businesses like McKeever Hotels who have supported us so generously.”

For more information about the work of the Northern Ireland Hospice, the Somerton House rebuild project, or getting involved in fundraising, call John Phillips on 07773 367287 or email john.phillips@nihospice.org