Northern Ireland Hospice is calling on its supporters in the North Coast area to make every step count, by lacing up and taking part in this year’s new Portrush coastal Hospice Walk on Saturday, June 11.
The annual Hospice Walk campaign encourages people from across Northern Ireland to sign up to a walk in their local area and raise much needed funds to support the care of local people with life-limiting illnesses and their families.
This is the first year that Northern Ireland Hospice has held a walk in the Portrush area.
The new route will see supporters strolling along the sandy shores of Whiterocks beach all the way to Dunluce Castle, taking on the option of either a five or eight mile walk.
One of the most significant fundraising events in the calendar, this year’s Hospice Walk campaign aims to raise £100,000 to support those in need of hospice care.
Funds raised from this year’s campaign will help to support hospice care in the community. Northern Ireland Hospice currently cares for over 90% of its patients in their own homes across the country. Extra funds raised will also help to support the new state of the art Hospice, which recently opened doors to its new facility on Somerton Road in North Belfast.
Every pound raised will make a difference says Joanna Pawson, Fundraising Manager at Northern Ireland Hospice:
“Every donation really counts; for example sponsorship money of just £30 will pay for one hour of specialist nursing care for a patient at home. £50 could help towards the cost of a bed quilt for a patient in the new Hospice.
“I’m appealing for as many people as possible to come and walk, have some fun with friends, family or work colleagues and raise money for Northern Ireland Hospice!”
To register for the Hospice Walk, go to nihospice.org or call 028 9077 7123.