VIP Visits

From time to time, surprise visitors pop by to show their support for our staff and patients!


Def Leppard guitarist, Vivian Campbell

In December 2018, Ambassador and Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell visited Northern Ireland Hospice. Vivian had just completed a UK and Ireland Tour with the classic rock band, performing to over 125,000 fans. The band also played to more than one million fans on their North America Tour last summer. Vivian met with patients and staff during his visit.

Sir Martyn Lewis

Sir Martyn John Dudley Lewis visited Northern Ireland Hospice in March 2018. The well-known news reporter, who was born in Wales, was educated in Northern Ireland, at Dalriada School. He graduated at Trinity College, Dublin. He has been with the BBC since 1967, covering many global events during his time. Lewis also holds an honorary Doctorate of Letters from the University of Ulster and is a Freeman of the City of London, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and a Member of the Garrick Club and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

Her Royal Highness, The Countess of Wessex

In January, 2018 we received a special visit from Her Royal Highness, The Countess of Wessex who officially opened our new state-of-the-art Adult Hospice building. During her visit, HRH enjoyed a tour of the new Hospice, meeting clinical and corporate staff, and volunteers. She also took the opportunity to spend time with patients before unveiling an official plaque to commemorate the day.

Sir Bob Geldof

In April 2017, rock musician, songwriter, and political activist Sir Bob Geldof called in to Northern Ireland Hospice to meet with patients, families and staff.

The Script

In 2015, six young Northern Ireland Children's Hospice patients received a special visit from The Script.

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