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West Belfast GAA Club celebrate after raising £90k for Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice

14 February 2020

O’Donnell’s GAC boost Hospice funding

West Belfast GAA Club, O’Donnell’s GAC, is celebrating after raising a staggering £90k for Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice.

The club have been actively fundraising for the Children’s Hospice since 2000 by holding an annual Social Night every December in the Club to raise vital funds for the Hospice. The funds were raised on the night through a ballot, with prizes kindly donated by local business. The Club also kept collection cans at the Club Bar all year round to help raise additional funds for the charity.  

Joe McNerney, from the Club, said: “We’ve been fundraising for the Children’s Hospice since 2000. We would like to thank all the local businesses who have generously donated prizes to the event every single year and our tenacious club members for their support. We couldn’t have raised this money without their support and generosity.”

Michael Nugent, Regional Fundraiser at Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice, added: “This incredible donation really will make a difference to the lives of local children and their families who we care for in the Hospice and in the local community. We couldn’t continue to provide our vital service without fundraising events hosted by the local community. We’re extremely grateful and humbled to accept this donation on behalf of the club”.

Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice is the only service of its type in Northern Ireland caring for over 370 local infants, children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions every year.