Coca-Cola HBC Ireland staff, who are based at Knockmore Hill in Lisburn, ‘Pedalled for Pounds’ for NI Hospice, adding another £650 to their fundraising total.
So far the company has raised £7,000 towards the rebuilding of Somerton House.
Speaking on the cycle challenge against their counterparts in Dublin Nicci Gregg, charity committee member said: “We are delighted to be supporting NI Hospice and contributing to the building of a centre of excellence where local people with a terminal illness, and their families will be cared for in the future.”
NI Hospice is a local charity caring for over 3,000 people with a terminal illness every year.
NI Hospice, which has been in existence for almost 30 years, is currently building a new centre of excellence where local people will receive care.
Ellen Hillen, corporate fundraising manager for NI Hospice, said: “Our research and education teams can continue their work to establish new ways of providing palliative care and continue to be at the forefront of providing special clinical training for the medical profession.
“The building project will cost £13 million.
“£10.4 million has been secured this leaves £2.6 million for us to raise from voluntary donation.”
For more information on the re-build of NI Hospice visit nihospice.org.
If you would like to help fundraise for the charity, contact NI Hospice on 028 9078 1836 or log onto the fundraising and events page of the website www.nihospice.org/ adult_hospice_events/fundraising_events