NI Hospice says thanks for funding

The Northern Ireland Hospice has thanked Newtownabbey Borough Council for committing more than £100,000 of funding to its Somerton House rebuilding project.

Elected representatives recently agreed that the council should contribute £55,000 to the charity’s redevelopment fund in each of the financial years 2013/14 and 2014/15.

It’s understood the funding support from councils such as Newtownabbey and Belfast will allow the Hospice to access match funding from an overseas trust.