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TV and Radio Personality Adrian Logan becomes Northern Ireland Hospice Volunteer Ambassador

04 September 2018

Adrian Logan, the well-known TV and Radio personality, has joined an impressive list of Ambassadors at Northern Ireland Hospice.

The Co Tyrone man, who for many years hosted UTV Live Sports, will help raise awareness of the charity’s recruitment of volunteers for its adult and children’s hospices and its fundraising, retail and in the community.

Northern Ireland Hospice has more than 1,200 volunteers working across adult and children’s hospices as well as community initiatives, fundraising events and the charity’s innovative trading initiatives which include 28 retail shops across Northern Ireland and The Old School House Café located at the new adult hospice building in Belfast.

Volunteers can work for adult or children’s hospices – and in some cases, both – and can assist staff on a range of services from administration to meeting and greeting patients and families, serving meals, pool-spotting, house-keeping or offering specialist skills such as hairdressing or complementary therapies.

In the community, a volunteer can assist a hospice Community Nurse and patient by carrying out daily tasks such as shopping, driving or simply visiting a patient.

Each year, Northern Ireland Hospice provides specialist palliative care to over 3,500 people across Northern Ireland and relies heavily on volunteer support.

NI Hospice CEO Heather Weir said: “We have over 1,200 volunteers who our adult and children’s hospices could not do without. They are amazing individuals and groups that give up their time to help other people.

“We are always keen to bring in new volunteers and Adrian Logan will help promote and share our messages and appeal to those interested in becoming a hospice volunteer.”

Adrian Logan said: “I have always been amazed by the work people do at Northern Ireland Hospice – and the amount they do also. They all pull together for one reason – that the patient is the most important person in the organisation.

“I could not have been more honoured to be asked to represent the fantastic work of volunteers at Northern Ireland Hospice. I have met quite a few of them who have become volunteers for many different reasons and it’s very humbling to see their efforts in action for what is a great cause.”

Adrian joins the likes of Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers, golf prodigy Tom McKibbin, Def Leppard’s Vivian Campbell, TV’s Eamonn Holmes and Northern Ireland and Everton footballer Simone Magill.

To find out more about volunteering for Northern Ireland Hospice or children’s hospice, visit: https://www.nihospice.org/about-us/volunteer-with-us or call 028 90781 836