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Lisburn volunteers present a monster cheque to the Hospice

Members of the Lisburn Area Support group for Northern Ireland Hospice Care,

Members of the Lisburn Area Support group for Northern Ireland Hospice Care, Irene and John Maitland, Valerie Anderson, Isa and Eric Hewitt and Roy McMullan present a cheque for 12,750 to Katie Setterfield, Fundraising Manager for the charity. The money was raised through the groups fundraising efforts in 2006 and 2007. US1107-350DW

MEMBERS of the Northern Ireland Hospice Care, Lisburn Area Support Group have presented a cheque for a whopping 12,750 to head office.

The money was raised through carol singing, collections, and sales of reindeer food among other events.

Fundraising manager for Northern Ireland Hospice Care, Katie Setterfield, commented: "The Lisburn group have worked tirelessly to raise this fantastic total.

"Northern Ireland Hospice Care depends heavily on the work of our local support groups and the generosity of the public to help us raise funds of more than 6million pounds each year. This donation will go a long way to help us continue our work caring for adults and children with life limiting illnesses, both locally in the Lisburn area and across Northern Ireland.

"Our staff provide pain relief and symptom control as well as emotional and practical support to the whole family during a difficult time."

If you would like to find out more about the work of the Lisburn Support Group, or would be interested in volunteering or fundraising for Northern Ireland Hospice Care, you can contact the fundraising office on 90781836.

Ulster Star
16/03/2007