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Walk with the Hospice

Northern Ireland Hospice Vice President Olivia Nash is pictured with Hospice Nurse, Debbie Sharkey and local Antrim & Randalstown Hospice Support Group Member, Mary Peacock.

Northern Ireland Hospice Vice President Olivia Nash is pictured with Hospice Nurse, Debbie Sharkey and local Antrim & Randalstown Hospice Support Group Member, Mary Peacock.

Northern Ireland Hospice’s Vice President Olivia Nash, is encouraging the community of Antrim and Ballymena to ‘Walk with Hospice’ and make miles of difference by supporting the charities 2014 Hospice Walk.

The Hospice Walk offers participants a choice of ten different stunning walk locations across Northern Ireland, one of which is a five mile walk starting from the Antrim Forum Leisure Centre at 10am on Saturday April 12.

This year Northern Ireland Hospice hopes to raise £110,000 from this event, which will be used to support the provision of hospice care services for people living with terminal illnesses as well as offering support to their families. All care is given free of charge and is provided 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Each year the Hospice walk event attracts thousands of people of all ages and abilities who walk from 1.5 miles to 9 miles to raise sponsorship money for the charity. This year the 10 walk routes across NI are being sponsored by Creightons of Finaghy, Kilwaughter Chemical Company Ltd, and Mauds Ice Cream.

“Every pound donated or raised will make a difference” says Olivia Nash “As Vice President for Northern Ireland Hospice I am delighted to be part of this annual event. By committing to walk for hospice and getting sponsored, you will be making a big difference to the lives of local people living with cancer or other life-limiting illnesses in our community. For example by raising £30 you could pay for an hour of specialist nursing care for a patient being cared for at hospice. So come on walk with us and bring your family and friends for a great day out.”

You can register to take part in the Hospice Walk online at www.nihospice.org or calling the fundraising office on 028 9077 7123.

 

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