Quiz raises £1,000 for hospice

Gavin Millar and Martin Sayliss from the Rotary Club of Newtownabbey present a cheque for �1,000 to Cllr Billy Webb, chair of NI Hospice. Joining them (right) is Damien Curran, owner of Bureau by The Lough.
Gavin Millar and Martin Sayliss from the Rotary Club of Newtownabbey present a cheque for �1,000 to Cllr Billy Webb, chair of NI Hospice. Joining them (right) is Damien Curran, owner of Bureau by The Lough.

The Rotary Club of Newtownabbey has supported the Northern Ireland Hospice with a substantial donation of £1,000.

The money was raised in conjunction with Bureau by The Lough in Whiteabbey at a quiz night attended by 80 people and supported most generously by the local business community.

Gavin Millar, president of Rotary Club of Newtownabbey said: “Newtownabbey Rotary Club is proud to support local and international charities and has been doing so for over 50 years.

“This year, we are delighted to once again support the Northern Ireland Hospice and in particular their Buy a Brick campaign.”

John Phillips, community fundraiser, said: “We are delighted that Newtownabbey Rotary Club has chosen to support our charity through their event.

“Northern Ireland Hospice is currently in temporary accommodation at Whiteabbey Hospital while works gets under way to rebuild Somerton House, which was no longer fit for purpose.

“We need to raise £2.1million to build a new hospice to match the high standards of care provided by the Northern Ireland Hospice.

“This would not be possible without the support of the local community and organisations like Newtownabbey Rotary Club who have supported us so generously.”

Anyone who would like to get involved in fundraising for the hospice rebuild project should contact John on 07773 367287 or email john.phillips@nihospice.org