HITTING THE HIGH NOTES FOR NI CHILDREN’S HOSPICE
Donaghadee Male Voice Choir are delighted to announce that a total of £5,000 was raised through their special concert which took place in the Ulster Hall on Saturday 1st October in memory of Robert Wilson MBE.
Compered by Gene Fitzpatrick this special concert in aid of Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice featured musical performances from Donaghadee Male Voice Choir, Julia Clarke, Leading Ladies, Bangor Ladies Choir, Donaghadee Community Choir, Festival Brass, Panama Jazz Band and Stephen Hamil.
Andrew McBride, spokesperson for Donaghadee Male Voice Choir said;
“We held this gala concert in memory of Robert Wilson who passed last year and had been the musical director of Donaghdee Male Voice Choir for 47 years. The Children’s Hospice was a charity close to Robert’s heart and so we chose to organise this concert to honour his memory. We were delighted to be able to hand over £5,000 and would like to sincerely thank all the acts and everyone who attended or supported the concert and helped to make this donation possible”.
“We are always looking for new members of all abilities. We meet on Monday nights at 7:45pm for practice and perform lots of concerts for charity etc. If you are interested why not come along and join us at our hall in Donaghadee”.
Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice provides respite and end of life care to 300 life-limited children and their families each year.NI Children’s Hospice provides, essential, specialist nursing care for children and young people with life-limiting conditions either in the child’s own home or at one of our purpose built hospices in Newtownabbey or Enniskillen. The care we provide is FREE to families, however, it costs approximately £3.5million to run our Children’s Hospice services each year. The Children’s Hospice receives limited statutory funding, in the region of £1.2million which means £2.3milion needs to come from donations and fundraising.
Jenay Doyle, Community Fundraiser for NI Children’s Hospice added;
“We are so grateful that Donaghadee Male Voice Choir for organising this special concert for our charity and for raising such an amazing amount of money. The money raised will be used to provide specialist nursing care to life limited children and young people living across Northern Ireland. We wouldn’t be able to continue caring for these children and their families without the support of the local community and we would just like to thank everyone who has supported and continues to support us”.
For more information about this event or NI Children’s Hospice please contact Jenay Doyle on 079 6769 5342.