Pupils build bricks for new hospice

Edmund Rice College has raised the sum of �1,225.25 for the Northern Ireland Hospice's rebuilding project.
Edmund Rice College has raised the sum of �1,225.25 for the Northern Ireland Hospice's rebuilding project.
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Edmund Rice College hosted a very special school concert earlier this year in memory of former teacher Mr Peter McGuigan.

All funds raised from the concert will go towards the Northern Ireland Hospice ‘Wall of Hope’ appeal.

Staff and pupils at the Glengormley school are backing the ‘Wall of Hope’ and ‘Buy a Brick’ campaigns to raise funds for the new hospice at Somerton Road. To date, the college has raised the sum of £1,225.25.

John Philips, community fundraiser for Northern Ireland Hospice, said: “I would like to sincerely thank Edmund Rice College, teachers, parents and children for their continued support for the hospice and for raising this fantastic amount.

“Last year, Hospice cared for 3,024 patients with life-limiting conditions and their families, both in hospice and in the community - 283 of these patients were from the Newtownabbey area.

“A state of the art hospice facility is planned for the current site at Somerton Road, but to make that happen, we need to raise £3million. The support for our ‘Buy a Brick’ campaign is very much appreciated and will help us create a solid foundation for hospice care in Northern Ireland.”

Anyone who would like to find out more about the ‘Buy a Brick’ appeal should contact John Philips on 07711 377287or email john.philips@nihospice.org