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Adult Hospice News

Stay up to date with our services, campaigns and fundraising efforts by browsing through our latest news releases.

19 Dec

FERMANAGH VINTAGE FASHION SHOW RAISES £4,800 FOR NORTHERN IRELAND HOSPICE

Mary Bannon presents Hospice nurse, Janet Kilfedder with a cheque for £4,800 in memory of Mary's late husband, Terry Bannon.  The Bannon family would like to thank everyone who made the event such a success.

The Bannon Family from Arney hosted a Vintage Fashion Show on Saturday 27th September and raised an astonishing £4,800 for Northern Ireland Hospice community services in the Fermanagh area.

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18 Dec

WALL OF HOPE SCHOOLS ARE GETTING INTO THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT WITH A VARIETY OF ACTIVITIES

Schools across Belfast that are involved in the Northern Ireland Hospice 'Wall of Hope Appeal' have been busy fundraising over the past few weeks and raising tremendous amounts of money towards the rebuild of Somerton Hospice in North Belfast.

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20 Nov

HOSPICE SHOP BALLYMONEY EXTENDS ITS OPEN HOURS FOR ONE DAY ONLY

The Ballymoney Hospice Shop located in High Street, Ballymoney, will remain open until 9pm on Thursday 20th November for the Ballymoney Christmas Tree Lights Switch On.

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18 Nov

KAREN'S LIGHT WILL SHINE BRIGHTLY THIS CHRISTMAS

Andy, Ava & Amelia will be shining a light for Karen this Christmas

Sadly, Christmas will never be the same for Andy and his two young daughters. His wife Karen passed away in September after being cared for by Hospice. This Christmas, Andy will be shining a light on the Hospice Christmas tree in her memory.

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06 Nov

BIG LOTTERY FUND NORTHERN IRELAND

Northern Ireland Hospice was one of ten organisations in Northern Ireland to receive a grant of £10,000 from the Big Lottery Fund Northern Ireland as they held a 10th Birthday Competition to give away £100,000 to organisations that have changed people’s lives or transformed communities.

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06 Nov

PRINCIPAL FROM EARLVIEW PRIMARY SCHOOL'S ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE

Principal Smyth from Earlview Primary School kicks off their fundraising for Northern Ireland Hospice's "Wall of Hope" with an Ice Bucket Challenge!

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30 Oct

NEWTOWNABBEY CRAFT COLLECTIVE'S FIRST XMAS FAIR!

Jeanette Griffith - Newtownabbey Craft Collective held their first Xmas Craft Fair in support of the Northern Ireland Hospice Capital Appeal.

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27 Oct

NEWTOWNABBEY ROTARY CLUB PRESENT CHEQUE FOR £1K TO NI HOSPICE CAPITAL APPEAL

Newtownabbey Rotary Club Gavin Millar, Martin Sayliss, Billy Webb & Damien Curran

The Newtownabbey Rotary presenting Billy Webb (Hospice Trustee) with a cheque for £1000.00 for the Capital Appeal. The funds were raised from the recent Quiz the Rotary Club held in the Bureau by the Lough.

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Adult Hospice

27 Oct

CHRISTMAS CARDS IN STOCK

Is it too early to be planning for Christmas? We don't think so! From cute, to classic, to creative - we've got your 2014 Christmas card selection covered.

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23 Oct

2014-15 WALL OF HOPE APPEAL IS LAUNCHED

Pupils and teachers join Hospice staff and U105’s Maurice Jay to launch the 2014-15 Wall of Hope Appeal on board SS Nomadic

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17 Oct

07 Oct

PUBLIC URGED TO 'MAKE THE MOST' OF PALLIATIVE CARE

A major information campaign to highlight how palliative care can improve the quality of life of any person with an incurable illness takes place this week 6-11th October.

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24 Sep

BALLYMONEY NOW HAS A HOSPICE SHOP!

And it's open! Ballymoney Hospice Shop opens its doors.

From Kurt Geiger to beautiful fine bone vintage sets, Hospice Shop number 26 flung open its doors today on High Street, Ballymoney to reveal a whole shop full of charity shop chic!

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23 Sep

NI HOSPICE COFFEE MORNING

The Annual Hospice Coffee Morning in conjunction with Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning and Bewleys officially took place on Thursday 18th September and to date, 290 amazing hosts got involved!

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05 Sep

DID YOU KNOW YOU CAN SUPPORT US BY RECYCLING USED PRINTER CARTRIDGES & MOBILE PHONES?

Northern Ireland Hospice has just entered into a new partnership with Empty Cartridge Limited who are our recycling experts with a base here in Northern Ireland.

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Adult Hospice

29 Aug

CHANGING NEEDS AND NEW CHALLENGES FOR HOSPICE CARE

See how your kind donations can help us meet the ever changing needs of our patients.

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29 Aug

NI FOOTBALL LEAGUE CHARITY SHIELD RAISES £7,000 FOR HOSPICE REBUILD

George Walsh; Club Secretary, Cliftonville FC, Sir Bruce Robinson, Development Committee Member, NI Hospice joins Noreen Kennedy; Community Manager, NI Hospice & Graham Baskin, Senior Project Manager at H&J Martin

The relaunch of the Northern Ireland Football League Charity Shield in aid of Northern Ireland Hospice raises a whopping £7,000 for the rebuild of the new Adult Hospice at Somerton House

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15 Aug

SPECIAL GUESTS CALL IN TO VISIT ADULT HOSPICE

Joanne Ballentine; Day Hospice Manager, Megan Morgan; Nursing Team Leader, Hilary Maguire; Clinical Services Manager with Deputy Mayor; Alderman Pat McCudden, Mayor of Newtownabbey; Alderman Thomas Hogg and Councillor Billy Webb; Chairman of NI Hospice

Mayor of Newtownabbey, Alderman Thomas Hogg and Deputy Mayor, Alderman Pat McCudden took time out of their busy schedules today to visit NI Hospice and meet with patients, families and staff at their temporary accommodation in Whiteabbey Hospital

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05 Aug

EAST ANTRIM OLD VEHICLE CLUB (EAOVC) SUPPORTS NI HOSPICE 'BUY A BRICK' CAMPAIGN

Jackie Glover, Chairperson, Pat McCudden, Deputy Mayor, John Phillips, Community Fundraiser, Roberta McCudden, Deputy Mayor's wife & Richard Gregory, Treasurer

The East Antrim Old Vehicle Club (EAOVC) hosted their Annual Belfast-Portrush Cavalcade on Sunday 3rd August 2014.

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25 Jul

MAKE A WILL FORTNIGHT 2014 RAISES £8,314!

Sharon Gorman, Donor Officer, NI Hospice and Richard Palmer, President of The Law Society.

During “Make A Will Fortnight” forty-two local solicitors waived their professional will making fee, with clients invited to make a discretionary donation to the NI Hospice.

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18 Jul

BOOK SALES TO SUPPORT NI HOSPICE

Several years ago James Ryan's daughter, Barbara, was cared for by Northern Ireland Hospice. James has recently completed a book of family memoirs called 'Its Hard to Believe'. All royalties from sales of the book will be donated to NI Hospice.

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Adult Hospice

04 Jul

HAPPY 4TH JULY! EXPERIENCE THE TREK OF A LIFETIME

Come with NI Hospice on the adventure of a lifetime, trek the iconic Grand Canyon & experience one of the Seven Wonders of the World

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04 Jul

VIP VISITOR CALLS TO NI HOSPICE CONSTRUCTION SITE

May joins in the activity at the building site for the new Adult Hospice on the Somerton Road

May McFettridge keeps an eye on things at the construction site for the new Adult Hospice facility on the Somerton Road

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03 Jul

4CARING DEMENTIA SERVICES: AN INNOVATIVE NEW VENTURE FOR NI HOSPICE

The Northern Ireland Hospice is part of an exciting and innovative new project which aims to improve the quality of, and access to, care and support for older people with dementia and their families in Northern Ireland

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Adult Hospice

28 Jun

FAMILIES “PAY TRIBUTE” TO THEIR LOVED ONES

Richard Gibson's Family & Friends

On Sunday 22nd June 49 families attended a Tribute Fund Service in the Woodland Trust’s Monkstown Wood. Each family had previously set up a Tribute Fund in a lost loved one’s memory and raised over £1,000.

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25 Jun

NORTHERN IRELAND HOSPICE CHARITY SHIELD LAUNCH

Ballymena Utd’s Tony Kane and Cliftonville’s Jaimie McGovern at the launch of the 2014 Charity Shield in association with the Northern Ireland Hospice

Northern Ireland Hospice Charity Shield is launched in conjunction with the NI Football League

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23 Jun

BETWEEN THE BRIDGES: WESTLINK CHALLENGE

Between the Bridges road challenge stops traffic along Belfast's Westlink

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20 Jun

OPERATION PURPLE: HITS THE WEST RAISING £4,400

Local Councillors and MLA's joined Hospice Nurses, local volunteers & family representatives at the Fall’s Bowling Club at Fruithill to kick start NI Hospice’s ‘Operation Purple Hits The West’

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18 Jun

OFMDFM SUPPORT FOR NI HOSPICE

Junior Minister Jonathan Bell meets Children’s Nurse Roslyn O’Boyle, Tracey Crawford and her daughter Naomi

OFMDFM Junior Ministers, Jonathan Bell MLA and Jennifer McCann MLA visit both the Adult and Children’s Hospice

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05 Jun

NI HOSPICE’S ‘BUILDING FOR LIFE’ PROJECT SUPPORTED IN BALLYMENA

Deputy Mayor of Ballymena, Cllr Hubert Nicholl joins Cllr William McCaughey and members of NI Hospice’s Ballymena Support Group to handover a cheque on behalf of Ballymena Council for a staggering 25K

Deputy Mayor of Ballymena, Cllr Hubert Nicholl joins fellow Councilors along with representatives from local churches and community groups in Montgomery’s in Ballymena to mark the Northern Ireland Hospice’s ‘Building for Life’ launch event.

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Adult Hospice

04 Jun

LET'S TALK ABOUT SURVEY

Take part in the Let’s Talk About survey and help the All Ireland Institute of Hospice & Palliative Care improve people’s experiences

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Adult Hospice

30 May

HOSPICE CARERS SERVICE

Some of our carers at a Carers Week event last year

Carers Week is 9- 15th June. Find out more about our Carers Service and how you can help support this vital service to continue.

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22 May

PRO BONO CHOIR RAISE THE ROOF AT CAMPBELL COLLEGE RECITAL

Siofra Healy; Director of Income Generation at NI Hospice with Lord Mayor of Belfast; Máirtín Ó Muilleoir, Richard Palmer; President of the Law Society NI & Joe Rice; Chairman of the Pro Bono Choir at Campbell College Belfast

Campbell College in Belfast came alive with harmony on Friday 16th May as the Pro Bono Choir performed a recital, especially in aid of the Northern Ireland Hospice.

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12 May

A BIG THANK YOU TO THE BALLYMONEY HOSPICE SUPPORT GROUP

Ballymoney Hospice Support Group continue to work tirelessly on behalf of the Northern Ireland Hospice by holding street collections, door collections, and organising and participating in events to raise vital funds to keep our services running. This year, despite the challenging economic situation, the local group raised a fantastic £12,000 towards hospice care in the local Ballymoney area and the Day Hospice operated through the Robinson Hospital.

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12 May

TEMPLEPATRICK WALKERS GO THAT EXTRA MILE IN SUPPORT OF THE NORTHERN IRELAND HOSPICE BUY A BRICK APPEAL

The Templepatrick Walking group have raised a fantastic £215 for the NI Hospice 'Buy a Brick' appeal to rebuild our Hospice at Somerton Road, Belfast. Each group member paid £1 each week both at their morning or evening walk and at the end of the season this was split between NI Hospice and Action Cancer.

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23 Apr

TEAM BELFAST2BOSTON26.2 COMPLETE 2014 BOSTON MARATHON

Pictured above: Belfast2Boston26.2 marathon team members Stuart Kennedy, Peter White and Daniel & Eileen Jack

A huge congratulations to team Belfast2Boston26.2 who completed the 26.2 mile 2014 Boston Marathon challenge on Easter Monday.

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04 Apr

LOCAL SCHOOLS RAISE A STAGGERING £72K TO HELP BUILD ‘WALLS OF HOPE’

Four year old Sean McNally and Kara Moore from St Oliver Plunkett Nursery School, West Belfast scoop the Gold Award at the ‘Wall of Hope’  finale event

A total of forty five schools from across the Belfast, Lisburn and East Antrim areas have collectively raised an outstanding £71,973.55 to help build the new Northern Ireland Hospice. The first ‘Wall of Hope’ schools’ fundraising awards were presented by U105’s Maurice Jay at Crumlin Road Gaol.

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31 Mar

Lord Mayor of Belfast Hosts Violet Ball

Boxer Barry McGuigan, Olympic gold medallist Dame Mary Peters, UTV’s Paul Clark, NI Hospice’s Chief Executive Professor Dame Judith Hill, Miss Northern Ireland Meagan Green and local singer Brian Kennedy add a touch of stardom to the Northern Ireland Hosp

Belfast’s City Hall turned a pretty shade of purple as the Lord Mayor of Belfast Councillor Máirtín Ó Muilleoir hosted the Violet Ball in aid of Northern Ireland Hospice.

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19 Mar

BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE

Work Begins on Ground-Breaking Northern Ireland Hospice

Dame Judith Hill, Chief Executive NI Hospice with Dr Claire White, Nurse Cindy Anderson, Minister Edwin Poots & Johnny McMillen Patterson whose father was cared for by Hospice

Following years of planning, detailed research and wide consultation, Northern Ireland Hospice is embarking on the next stage of its journey - to build a new Hospice that meets the end of life care needs of the next generation.

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13 Mar

Northern Ireland Hospice Schools ‘Wall of Hope’ Appeal

Since September 2013, schools from across Northern Ireland have embarked on a special journey to help rebuild Somerton House, our local Hospice.

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Adult Hospice

10 Mar

Make a Will Fortnight

17th - 28th March 2014

Click the link below to download your leaflet

Participating solicitors Province wide. 17th - 28th March 2014

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06 Mar

DEPUTY LORD MAYOR LAUNCHES 2014 HOSPICE WALK

Deputy Lord Mayor with Vice President of NI Hospice, Olivia Nash and Hospice Nurse Debbie Sharkey.

The Deputy Lord Mayor of Belfast, Alderman Christopher Stalford recently launched the 2014 Hospice Walk at Belfast Castle.

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Adult Hospice

04 Mar

Participating Solicitors

Make a Will Fortnight - 17th - 28th March 2014

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21 Feb

BBC Radio Ulster - Somerton Rebuild Appeal

Prof Dame Judith Hill

Listen to Radio Ulster on Sunday 23rd Feb to hear our appeal to help raise funds for the rebuild of Somerton House.

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18 Feb

Opal Hair Salon raises £1,000 for Northern Ireland Hospice ‘Buy a Brick’ Appeal

Staff and customers of newly opened salon, Opal Hair based at Slemish Way, Andersonstown, have raised an amazing £1,000 for the Northern Ireland Hospice ‘Buy a Brick’ appeal through a coffee and blow-dry event on 27th January 2014.

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18 Feb

St Louise’s go above and beyond for NI Hospice ‘Wall Of Hope’ Appeal

St Louise’s Comprehensive College, Falls Road, have raised an impressive £7,344.16 from fundraising carried out between 6th September and 18th October 2013 for the NI Hospice ‘Wall of Hope’ appeal, an exciting fundraising challenge for Northern Ireland Hospice, in partnership with U105.

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30 Jan

Walk with us in 2014!

Family and Friends taking part in the Belfast Castle Hospice Walk.

This year, take steps to make a difference and support our annual Northern Ireland Hospice Walk!

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22 Jan

Get on Board For The London Marathon Before It’s Too Late

Hospice ambassador and Miss NI, Meagan Green

Miss Northern Ireland Meagan Green is calling on runners to grab one of the remaining Northern Ireland Hospice spaces for the Virgin London Marathon before it’s too late.

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13 Jan

Northern Ireland Hospice Chief Executive appointed Deputy Lieutenant of the County Borough of Belfast

Professor Dame Judith Hill, Chief Executive of Northern Ireland Hospice has been appointed Deputy Lieutenant of the County Borough of Belfast by the Lord-Lieutenant of the County Borough of Belfast, Dame Mary Peters DBE.

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09 Jan

Falls Leisure Centre Staff and Customers turn pennies into pounds for Northern Ireland Hospice

The staff and customers of the Falls Leisure Centre have emptied their pockets and turned pennies into pounds, raising a staggering £1,604 for the ‘Buy a Brick’ Appeal to rebuild Somerton Hospice.

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06 Jan

Local Salon, Number 11 raises £1,600 for Northern Ireland Hospice and remembers Seamus Ferris

Maureen Ferris & Roisin Scott

Roisin Scott, proprietor of Number 11 Salon, based in Lisburn’s Roseville Walk, has raised an amazing £1,600 for the Northern Ireland Hospice ‘Buy a Brick’ appeal through a variety of fundraising activities.

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