Put a spring in your step for NI Hospice

@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 3rd February   2015''Northern Ireland Hospice Nurse Janet McVeigh and Downtown Radio Presenter Siobhan McGarry promoting the Northern Ireland Hospice Walk is Saturday 21st and 28th March 2015.
@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 3rd February 2015''Northern Ireland Hospice Nurse Janet McVeigh and Downtown Radio Presenter Siobhan McGarry promoting the Northern Ireland Hospice Walk is Saturday 21st and 28th March 2015.

Northern Ireland Hospice is encouraging everyone in Lisburn to put a spring in their step and sign up to this year’s Hospice Walk, on Saturday March 28 at 10am.

With less than two weeks to go, there’s still time to join in this local event, and make a real difference to the lives of terminally-ill people and their families.

Sponsored by Creightons of Finaghy, this 8 mile walk kicks off at the Lagan Valley Civic Centre in Lisburn and follows the river Lagan until its finish at the Belfast Activity Centre. A firm family favourite, this walk is sure to be a great day out for all, including your four legged friends too.

One of the most significant fundraising events in the calendar, this year the Hospice Walk campaign aims to raise £110,000, which is needed to help support the annual fundraising target of over £6 million. And this year, the appeal is extra special because we hope, with the public’s support, to raise additional funds that will help complete the rebuild of our hospice at Somerton Road.

Every pound raised will make a difference says Joanna Pawson, Fundraising Manager at Northern Ireland Hospice. “Every donation counts; sponsorship money of just £30 will pay for one hour of specialist nursing care for a patient at home. I’m appealing for as many people as possible to come and walk, have some fun and raise money for Northern Ireland Hospice.”

To register for the 2015 Hospice Walk, go to nihospice.org or call 028 9077 7123. Follow NIHospice on Facebook and Twitter to catch all the latest walk news.

This year’s walks are kindly sponsored by Creightons of Finaghy, Kilwaughter Chemical Company, Mauds Ice Cream and Downtown Radio.