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Charity Shield boost

Marcus Cooper and Noreen Kennedy from NI Hospice are joined by Andrew Johnston; Managing Director, Northern Ireland Football League at the construction site for the new Adult Hospice facility on the Somerton Road, Belfast

Marcus Cooper and Noreen Kennedy from NI Hospice are joined by Andrew Johnston; Managing Director, Northern Ireland Football League at the construction site for the new Adult Hospice facility on the Somerton Road, Belfast

The relaunch of the Northern Ireland Football League Charity Shield in aid of Northern Ireland Hospice in early August raised a whopping £7,000.

Premiership champions Cliftonville scooped the shield over Irish Cup runners-up Ballymena United.

The Charity Shield returned to the Northern Ireland football calendar after a 14-year absence. Sincere thanks goes to both teams who helped raise a staggering £7,000 towards supporting the building of a state of the art Adult Hospice facility at Somerton Road in North Belfast which is set to open in late 2015.

An amazing £10.7 million has been secured to date through a combination of statutory, voluntary and philanthropic sources.

A further £2.3 million still needs to be raised to reach the £13 million price tag for the project which will provide the foundations for a legacy of hospice care in Northern Ireland for generations to come.

 
 
 

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