A fundraising event held in memory of local teenager Emma Wilson has raised £2,330 for Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice.
Held at the Ulster Transport and Bowling Club, over 100 guests were entertained on Saturday March 22 by cabaret entertainer Tina ‘Leggs’ Tantrum and band K2.
Speaking about the event, Emma’s mother, Marie Linthwaite said: “Emma was 16-years-old when she sadly passed at the Children’s Hospice ten years ago. I felt this was an appropriate way to celebrate her life and help raise money for the wonderful children’s hospice.
“I would like to thank the members of the club, my friends and family for making it such a successful night to remember. I would also like to thank the staff and customers at Eclipz Hair Salon in Monkstown who raised over £240 of this money.”
Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice community fundraiser, Catherine O’Hara said: “On behalf of everyone at the Children’s Hospice, I would like to sincerely thank Marie, her family and friends for this wonderful donation. We simply could not provide the service we do both at the hospice and in the homes of our life-limited children and young people without the support and generosity of our local community.
“Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice is a local charity caring for children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses. All money raised will go towards providing the best care possible for local children, young people and their families. £503 will provide for the full care of a child for twenty-four hours; £102 pays for one overnight nurse at home. With over £2.5million to raise every year, all donations, large and small are much needed.”
• Also pictured: Staff at Eclipz Hair and Beauty in Monkstown held a pyjama day fundraiser in support of Marie Linthwaite’s fundraising effort for the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice.