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Children's Hospice News

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

23 Dec

FESTIVE RAFFLE WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT

The winners of our Festive Winter Raffle has been drawn - and we are pleased to announce the winners.

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22 Dec

FINANCIAL RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP LLP RAISES £3,250 FOR NORTHERN IRELAND CHILDREN'S HOSPICE

The Financial Research Partnership LLP based in Abbey Street, Bangor have once again supported Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice through their Annual Golf Day held at Clandeboye Golf Club and raised £3,250 (including gift aid).

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22 Dec

SUPERHEROES SHOW THEIR MOVES FOR NI CHILDREN’S HOSPICE

Abbey Gymnastics was recently the venue for a special Superhero Class hosted by Loc-Down Event's very own Superman and Spiderman! The fundraising event packed a real punch raising £700.60 for NI Children’s Hospice.

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22 Dec

WILSON & KEATON MORRISON RAISE £2,600 FOR LOCAL CHILDREN’S CHARITIES

Wilson Morrison, Proprietor of Day To Day Shop, North Queen Street, Belfast, has supported Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice by not eating bread, drinking alcohol or shaving for an entire month. Wilson’s son Keatan also supported the local children’s charity by not eating sweets, chocolates, crisps or taking any fizzy drinks for the entire month as well.

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22 Dec

VINTAGE TRACTOR WORKING AND THRESHING DAY RAISES £2,665.50 FOR NI CHILDREN’S HOSPICE

Top Link Vintage Club are delighted to announce that a total of £2,665.50 was raised through their Vintage Tractor Working and Threshing Day and through the sale of the threshed corn for Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice.

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22 Dec

CHARITY CONCERT RAISES FUNDS FOR NI HOSPICE & CHILDREN’S HOSPICE

Belfast-based Laganside Sinfonia warmly invites you to attend their free charity concert on Saturday 29th December at 7.30pm in St Patrick’s Parish Church, Belfast.

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22 Dec

CHARITY DRAW FOR NI CHILDREN'S HOSPICE

Sandra’s Nursery Corner would like to remind members of the public that their charity raffle for NI Children’s Hospice will close on the 2nd January.

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04 Dec

HELP OUR LITTLE STARS SHINE THIS CHRISTMAS

Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice launches annual Christmas appeal

Nicole, Sophia and Matt Magee

Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice has launched its annual Little Stars Appeal and is asking the public to raise funds to support its very own ‘little stars’ this Christmas.

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03 Dec

CHRISTMAS SHOW FOR NI CHILDREN’S HOSPICE

Members of the public are warmly invited to Redeemer Central, Belfast, on 10th December 2015 at 7pm to enjoy a night of Northern Irish music at a special Christmas Show organised by Chordblossom for Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice.

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03 Dec

SMCC RAISE £3500 FOR NI CHILDREN’S HOSPICE

Saturday Morning Cycling Club (SMCC) are delighted to announce that a total of £3,500 was raised for Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice in 2014/15.

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24 Nov

LOOKING FOR AN END OF TERM SCHOOL GIFT?

Get top marks this Christmas by supporting Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice instead

Adam Gorman and Georgina Lindsay colour in their Christmas cards for their teachers

Choosing a unique Christmas gift for your child’s teacher can be difficult and many of these presents are often unused. This year, why not consider supporting Northern Children’s Hospice by making a donation in lieu of a Christmas gift instead?

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12 Nov

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS

Can you spare a few hours to help NI Children's Hospice?

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12 Oct

OFFICIAL OPENING FOR NEW CHILDREN’S HOSPICE IN FERMANAGH

Horizon West Children's Hospice in Killadeas, Fermanagh officially opened by Duke of Kent

Horizon West Children's Hospice in Killadeas, Fermanagh

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06 Oct

“BEDSIDE BUTTERFLIES… AND BITS AND PIECES”

Local author Rosemary Williamson has published her fourth book of poetry and prose entitled “Bedside Butterflies… and bits and pieces”. The book is on sale for just £5 and comprises of over 30 pieces of poetry and prose for your enjoyment. All proceeds from “Bedside Butterflies… and bits and pieces” are donated to NI Children’s Hospice.

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21 Sep

CHARITY BALL FOR NI CHILDREN’S HOSPICE

Nessa Huddleston, proprietor of Feminine Finery Formal Dress Hire, is delighted to announce a Charity Ball, which will take place in Knock Golf Club on Saturday 10th October at 7pm.

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28 Aug

‘CHARLEY FARLEY AND THE LAST STEAM TRAIN’ RAISES FUNDS FOR CHILDREN’S CHARITIES

Bangor Author William (Bill) Kerr is selling copies of his children’s book ‘Charley Farley and The Last Steam Train’ to raise vital funds for Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice and Tearfund UK.

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19 Aug

BIG COFFEE BREAK IN BANBRIDGE FOR NI CHILDREN'S HOSPICE!

Banbridge Children’s Hospice Support Group warmly invite you to join them for a Big Coffee Break, supporting NI Children’s Hospice. Taking place from 10am to 2pm on Saturday 26th September in Ballydown Presbyterian Church, the local Banbridge group are aiming to create a big stir to support the work of the local children’s charity.

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17 Aug

CYCLING TO NEW HEIGHTS FOR NI CHILDREN'S HOSPICE

Local Lisburn lady Rachel Annett is taking on a challenging cycle over the Italian Alps to raise funds for NI Children’s Hospice. Joined by Roslyn Blackburn they will set off from Belfast at the beginning of September and will cycle from Milan to Venice for the local children’s charity.

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13 Aug

NI CHILDREN'S HOSPICE CHAMPIONS AT KO CANCER BOXING EVENT

The KO Cancer Boxing Event was held on Saturday 25th July in The Devenish Complex, Belfast raising a staggering £9,000. £4,500 was donated to Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice and a further £4,500 was donated to the family of Margaret Lee Hilton.

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10 Aug

ANNUAL BALLYWHISKIN FUN DAY RAISES FUNDS FOR NI CHILDREN’S HOSPICE

The Annual Ballywhiskin Fun Day took place on Saturday 18th July 2015 raising £1459 for Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice. The rain did nothing to dampen the spirits of the organisers, entertainers and attendees who were all determined to show their support for the local children’s charity at this much loved annual event.

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10 Aug

OPEN GARDEN FOR NI CHILDREN’S HOSPICE

The Davidson family were delighted to open their garden to the local community on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st June 2015 raising £3,100 for NI Children’s Hospice. Local people visited their garden on Sandholes Road, Cookstown and were able to view the garden in full bloom and had the opportunity to purchase plants and try some tasty treats at special stalls located in the garden over the weekend.

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03 Aug

BELSIZE FOLD RESIDENTS SAY ‘DON'T LET SMALL CHANGE WEIGH YOU DOWN!'

The small change collected by residents of Fold Housing Association’s Belsize Court in Lisburn is making a big difference to local charities including Action Cancer and Northern Ireland Hospice.

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03 Aug

SMCC COMPLETE MARACYCLE FOR NI CHILDREN'S HOSPICE

In June 2015 members of the Saturday Morning Cycling Club (SMCC) completed the Belfast – Dublin – Belfast Maracycle raising approximately £1500 for NI Children’s Hospice.

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03 Aug

ELWOOD & CAPPER’S FUNDRAISING FAMILY FUN DAY

Elwood & Capper would like to thank the local community for supporting their family fun day for Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice on Saturday 27th July which raised £981.10.

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14 Jul

LOSING IS SOMETHING DROMORE LADY DIONNE BRUSH IS TAKING IN HER STRIDE

On the 9th June 2015 Dionne lost her lovely long locks raising £1082.50 for Donard Special Care School and NI Children’s Hospice.

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07 Jul

BIRCHES VINTAGE CLUB THANK LOCAL COMMUNITY

Members of the Birches Vintage Club would like to thank the local community for attending their recent Vintage Day in the Birches on Saturday 4th July. The event was well attended and demonstrated the ongoing support of local people for the club’s activities.

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29 Jun

CANDLELIT CHORAL CONCERT FOR CHILDREN'S HOSPICE

Members of the public are warmly welcomed to St Patricks Church, Donegal Street, Belfast on 4th July 2015 at 8.15pm as five talented American Youth Choirs join together to celebrate Independence Day and perform a special free candlelit concert in aid of NI Children’s Hospice and St. Patrick’s Church.

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26 Jun

TEENAGE WEEKENDS

Krzysztof and his father with Pamela (Hospice Nurse)

Krzysztof is one of the teenagers we care for at Children's Hospice. Find out more about our special Teenage Weekends and how you can help.

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05 Jun

FAMILIES PAY TRIBUTE TO THEIR LOVED ONES

Over 150 people attend Tribute Fund service in Monkstown Wood

Beautiful butterfly sculpture remembering names of loved ones.

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05 Jun

SCHOOLS CELEBRATE WALL OF HOPE AWARDS

Wall of Hope celebrations at Glengormley Integrated PS

SURPRISE ASSEMBLIES ANNOUNCE WINNERS OF THE NORTHERN IRELAND HOSPICE ‘WALL OF HOPE’ APPEA

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01 Jun

BANBRIDGE OLD VEHICLE CLUB LTD. HOST CHILDREN'S HOSPICE CLASSIC CAR DISPLAY

On Sunday 26th April Banbridge Old Vehicle Club Ltd opened the gates to Warren Park Car Park for the Club’s Annual Children’s Hospice Classic Car Display which raised £1,550

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24 May

OPEN GARDEN FOR NI CHILDREN’S HOSPICE

From 1pm to 5pm on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st June 2015, the Malcolm family will open up their garden to members of the local community for NI Children’s Hospice.

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18 May

NI FIRE & RESCUE SERVICE SAIL INTO SUCCESS AT THE UK CHAMPIONSHIPS

Firefighters from Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service are celebrating success at the United Kingdom Firefighters Sailing Challenge, as the team finished as the 1st placed Fire & Rescue Service.

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18 May

ST MICHAEL’S NURSERY SCHOOL PUT THE FUN INTO FUNDRAISING

The staff and pupils of St Michael’s Nursery School kindly supported Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice this year through a variety of fundraising methods and raised a staggering £1169.

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18 May

BUSKING BEARS PERFORMANCE AT ARDS SHOPPING CENTRE’S

Ards Shopping Centre had some unusual entertainment for their customers this Easter – Busking Bears! Shoppers watched as the trio of bears performed musical numbers in exchange for donations to NI Children’s Hospice – gathering an impressive £1441.50.

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13 May

DEPUTY FIRST MINISTER PRAISES NI CHILDREN'S HOSPICE

Martin McGuinness opens Children's Hospice week exhibit at Belfast City Hall

deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness with Alex Papaconstatinou and daughter Emma and NI Hospice CEO Heather Weir at the launch of the photographic exhibition celebrating Children's Hospice Week

Northern Ireland's Children's Hospice launches photographic exhibition at Belfast City Hall to celebrate Children's Hospice Week 2015

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13 May

GEORGE'S STORY

Daily Mirror, May 13 edition

Northern Ireland's Children's Hospice gave little Georgie a perfect end to a perfect life

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11 May

TAKE ON A CHALLENGE FOR NI CHILDREN'S HOSPICE #IChallengeMe

Northern Ireland Children's Hospice is the only service of its type within Northern Ireland caring for children and young people with very complex needs. There are over 1,300 life-limited children and young people and their families living in Northern Ireland who face challenges and need the specialist care that only Children's Hospice can provide.

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30 Apr

PHILLIP TREACY OF LONDON TRILBY HAT IN AUCTION FOR NI CHILDREN'S HOSPICE

A large brim Trilby with a snakeskin bow from Phillip Treacy London is being auctioned for NI Children's Hospice.

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20 Apr

CHILDREN'S HOSPICE WEEK 2015 IS COMING

This UK wide week, organised by Together for Short Lives, takes place from 11-17 May. The overarching theme this year is ‘Making every moment count’ – focusing on how precious time is for families and how important it is for them to have those moments captured and remembered.

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24 Mar

DARE TO WEAR SUPPORTS NI CHILDREN'S HOSPICE

Dare To Wear presents a fundraising evening in aid of NI Children’s Hospice in the Holiday Inn, Belfast, on 27th March from 7.30pm.

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16 Mar

CRAFT FAYRE IN AID OF NI CHILDREN’S HOSPICE

Fancy a treat? Why not pop along to the Chapel Hill Craft Fayre on Sunday 29th March 2015 from 11am to 3pm in Chapel Hill Hall, Lisburn.

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26 Feb

MATTHEW'S STORY

Matthew pictured with Stephanie McConville from Children's Hospice

Children's Hospice Nurse Specialists play a key role in coordinating the care for almost 300 life-limited children in local communities across Northern Ireland.

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17 Feb

RUREAGH BOWLING CLUB ANNOUNCE ANNUAL CHILDREN'S HOSPICE BOWLING TOURNAMENT

Rureagh Bowling Club is delighted to announce that the Annual ‘Brian Conlon Cancer Singles Tournament’ for Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice will take place in the McKenna Hall, Kircubbin, on Saturday 21st February from 7pm.

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27 Jan

A GREAT START TO THE NEW YEAR FOR NI CHILDREN’S HOSPICE

Danny Brown and The Devenish Complex helped to get the New Year off to a great start for NI Children’s Hospice. A fundraising event was held on New Years Eve which raised £1,500 for the local children’s charity.

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