At this special Christmas time of year, leading local clubs Linfield FC and Cliftonville FC have joined together in a united show of support for the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice.
Star players, Niall Quinn of Linfield FC and George McMullan of Cliftonville FC recently visited Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice to donate signed Linfield and Cliftonville shirts to assist the children’s charity with their fundraising efforts.
While children everywhere are excitedly looking forward to receiving gifts at this magical time of year, both Linfield FC and Cliftonville FC would encourage people across Northern Ireland to continue to give their generous support and thanks to the tremendous work undertaken by Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice
While footballers are preparing for a busy Christmas period of games the families the Children’s Hospice helps are preparing for another festive period where their children will require 24 hour care. They will be up throughout the night to administer medicines, to check equipment or simply to make their child more comfortable.
The pressure on families is immense and the help they receive from the Children’s Hospice is vital not only at Christmas but throughout the year.
Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice provides respite and end of life care for children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions. Practical, emotional and bereavement support is also provided for the whole family.
Care is provided at the Children’s Hospice buildings in Newtownabbey and Killadeas and in local communities across Northern Ireland.
Noreen Kennedy, Community Fundraising Manager for Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice said; “We want to sincerely thank Linfield and Cliftonville for their support.
“As Christmas approaches many families are in need of the gift of Children’s Hospice care and it is thanks to the fundraising of local organisations such as Linfield and Cliftonville that we are able to provide this much needed nursing care”.
If you would like more information about Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice or to make a donation please visit www.nihospice.org or contact Noreen Kennedy on 028 9078