|Gordon Moore, Carol McBurney, David Savage, Marie McStay, Alderman Edwin Poots, Ivan Coffey and Sister Edna Elliott in front of the new coach bought for Thompson House by the Friends and Relatives Committee.||Rev. William McMillan, Joan Lockhart, George Morrison, David Briggs and Rosemary Coffey at the special evening to celebrate the new coach bought for Thompson House by the Friends and Relatives Committee.|
FUNDRAISING efforts of the 'Friends and Relatives Committee' of Thompson House have resulted in a brand new coach for the patients.
Over nine years the Committee has hosted numerous events to raise money and recently a-celebratory evening was held to officially hand over the keys to the coach to the Neurodisability and Sensory Impairment Services manager Gordon Moore and Sister Edna Ward, Manager of Thompson House. The special evening was attended by those who have supported the Committee over the years. Guests were treated to music by Noel McMaster and Laura Bittle followed by supper.
Deputy Mayor of Lisburn, Alderman Edwin Poots was amongst the many guests who included former Mayor Mr George Morrison and David Briggs Director of Corporate Services for Lisburn City Council.
Nine years ago when Mr Morrison was Mayor of Lisburn he nominated Thompson House as his chosen charity and that time was able to raise money for a previous coach for the patients.
Ivan Coffey Chairman of the Committee praised the support of all those involved with fundraising activities. He said: "Having our own transport for patients has proved to be invaluable, enabling patients to attend church services each Sunday morning also outings to theatre, concerts, cinema, picnics, shopping trips, home visits and many other appointments."
Mr Moore thanked the Committee for their continued support and paid tribute to the dedicated volunteers and volunteer drivers who give their time and energy to improve the quality of services provided by the hospital.
The Committee would once again like to thank everyone who has supported them.