Press Release Image Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 1st September 2016 Picture by Stephen Hamilton Press Eye PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release 2nd September 2016 CAPTIONED IMAGES DISTRUBUTED BY PRESSEYE.COM NI HOSPICE and U105 GO ALL FOR ONESIE Charity calls for all to pull on their onesies and help local people living with terminal illnesses Thanks to the amazing support from people across Northern Ireland, U105 have raised a staggering £845,000 in seven years for Northern Ireland Hospice, supporting the charityÕs work to care for children and adults with life limiting and terminal illnesses The charity, which recently opened a new hospice facility in Belfast to provide care for patients with Dementia, MND and other conditions beyond cancer, has teamed up again with U105 to ask the public and business to help U105 raise the final £155,000 to reach the million pound mark. This year, the campaign is calling for everyone to join in Northern IrelandÕs Biggest Onesie Party and raise money to help provide nights of care for local people at the end of life. For every £100 raised, NI Hospice will provide a night of care for a person either in their own home or in the Hospice. Nurses are there for people when they need it most, helping them to be free from pain and discomfort and support the families to help care for their loved one. Heather Weir, Northern Ireland Hospice CEO said: ÒAs always, the challenge for Northern Ireland Hospice each day is to raise the funds needed to continue providing the highest quality palliative care to people when they need it most Ð and events such as the ÔAll For OnesieÕ is vital to our organisation. ÒThe support for our U105 campaign is greater by the year, and we hope on this occasion to surpass all previous efforts. ItÕs a simple concept that provides a valuable palliative care service in our community.Ó U105 Station Manager Peter Mc Verry saidÕ ÔWe are delighted to be working with NI Hospice for the eighth year running. All at U105 are determined to work extra hard this year to reach the million pound milestone and we are confident that our listeners will join in to support the outstanding work of HospiceÕ To support the campaign, U105 are calling on schools, businesses and families to host their own Onesie Party - to register, visit www.nihospice.org or call the Fundraising Team on 028 9077 7123. You can also follow NI Hospice on Twitter @NIHospice #AllForOnesie and on Facebook. ENDS Note to editors ABOUT NORTHERN IRELAND HOSPICE Note to editors ¥ Northern Ireland Hospice opened a new £13m adult facility in May 2016, in Belfast ¥ Designed to be a world leader in palliative care the new Hospice will provide care for more than 3,000 local people and their families every year, both in Hospice and in their own homes. ¥ It costs £6m per annum to run Northern Ireland adult hospice care services. ¥ Demand for Hospice services in Northern Ireland is increasing and the charity is now caring for over 90% of patients in their own homes. Whilst Hospice care is free to the patient, it is not free to provide and the charity relies heavily on donations and legacies from the public. ¥ The new Hospice will provide 18 modern single en-suite rooms, as well as peaceful gardens; a children and relatives area; a Sanctuary and ChaplainÕs room and private spaces for people and their families to be together. ¥ The new NI Hospice adult building has also been designed to ensure we can care for many more illnesses beyond cancer. It will be the first dementia-friendly hospice in the UK and Ireland, and will also have facilities to be able to care for people with respiratory illnesses, heart disease, Motor Neurone disease and others. ¥ The new NI Hospice facility includes a Day Hospice, Outpatient Clinic, Education and Research Centre and hub for Community Nursing Services. ¥ To find out more about how you can support Northern Ireland Hospice, go to www.nihospice.org or call 028 9078 1836. For media enquiries: Claire Bradshaw | Communications Manager | Northern Ireland Hospice | Head Office 18 O'Neill Road Newtownabbey BT36 6WB T: 028 9078 1836 EXT: 2053 | M: 07814038365 | www.nihospice.org

Press Release Image Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 1st September 2016   Picture by Stephen Hamilton Press Eye   PRESS RELEASE  For Immediate Release 2nd September 2016 CAPTIONED IMAGES DISTRUBUTED BY PRESSEYE.COM NI HOSPICE and U105 GO ALL FOR ONESIE  Charity calls for all to pull on their onesies and help local people living with terminal illnesses   Thanks to the amazing support from people across Northern Ireland, U105 have raised a staggering £845,000 in seven years for Northern Ireland Hospice, supporting the charityÕs work to care for children and adults with life limiting and terminal illnesses The charity, which recently opened a new hospice facility in Belfast to provide care for patients with Dementia, MND and other conditions beyond cancer, has teamed up again with U105 to ask the public and business to help U105 raise the final £155,000 to reach the million pound mark. This year, the campaign is calling for everyone to join in Northern IrelandÕs Biggest Onesie Party and raise money to help provide nights of care for local people at the end of life. For every £100 raised, NI Hospice will provide a night of care for a person either in their own home or in the Hospice. Nurses are there for people when they need it most, helping them to be free from pain and discomfort and support the families to help care for their loved one.  Heather Weir, Northern Ireland Hospice CEO said: ÒAs always, the challenge for Northern Ireland Hospice each day is to raise the funds needed to continue providing the highest quality palliative care to people when they need it most Ð and events such as the ÔAll For OnesieÕ is vital to our organisation. ÒThe support for our U105 campaign is greater by the year, and we hope on this occasion to surpass all previous efforts. ItÕs a simple concept that provides a valuable palliative care service in our community.Ó U105 Station Manager Peter Mc Verry saidÕ ÔWe are delighted to be working with NI Hospice for the eighth year running. All at U105 are determined to work extra hard this year to reach the million pound milestone and we are confident that our listeners will join in to support the outstanding work of HospiceÕ To support the campaign, U105 are calling on schools, businesses and families to host their own Onesie Party - to register, visit www.nihospice.org or call the Fundraising Team on 028 9077 7123.  You can also follow NI Hospice on Twitter @NIHospice #AllForOnesie and on Facebook. ENDS Note to editors ABOUT NORTHERN IRELAND HOSPICE Note to editors ¥Northern Ireland Hospice opened a new £13m adult facility in May 2016, in Belfast ¥	Designed to be a world leader in palliative care the new Hospice will provide care for more than 3,000 local people and their families every year, both in Hospice and in their own homes. ¥	It costs £6m per annum to run Northern Ireland adult hospice care services. ¥	Demand for Hospice services in Northern Ireland is increasing and the charity is now caring for over 90% of patients in their own homes. Whilst Hospice care is free to the patient, it is not free to provide and the charity relies heavily on donations and legacies from the public. ¥	The new Hospice will provide 18 modern single en-suite rooms, as well as peaceful gardens; a children and relatives area; a Sanctuary and ChaplainÕs room and private spaces for people and their families to be together. ¥	The new NI Hospice adult building has also been designed to ensure we can care for many more illnesses beyond cancer. It will be the first dementia-friendly hospice in the UK and Ireland, and will also have facilities to be able to care for people with respiratory illnesses, heart disease, Motor Neurone disease and others. ¥	The new NI Hospice facility includes a Day Hospice, Outpatient Clinic, Education and Research Centre and hub for Community Nursing Services. ¥	To find out more about how you can support Northern Ireland Hospice, go to www.nihospice.org or call 028 9078 1836. For media enquiries: Claire Bradshaw | Communications Manager | Northern Ireland Hospice | Head Office 18 O'Neill Road Newtownabbey BT36 6WB T: 028 9078 1836 EXT: 2053 | M: 07814038365 | www.nihospice.org
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Charity invites EVERYONE to put on Onesies and help terminally ill local people NORTHERN Ireland Hospice is inviting everyone across the province to join it in a big Onesie party that will raise vital funds to support nights of care for patients with terminal illness in the hospice and in their homes.

The charity, which recently opened a new adult hospice facility in Belfast to provide care for patients with Dementia, MND and other conditions beyond cancer, will also attempt to enter the Guinness Book of World Records for the biggest Onesie gathering in partnership with local schools on September 30.

Northern Ireland Hospice is aiming to raise £155,000 along with the support of U105 Radio – to take overall fundraising with the local station to an amazing £1million from a successful relationship that has spanned seven years.

To reach that target, Northern Ireland Hospice is calling on local businesses, schools and organisations to host All For Onesie fundraising events.

Every £100 raised enables Northern Ireland Hospice to provide a night of care for a patient. Hospice nurses are there for people when they need them most; helping them to be free from pain and discomfort, and support families caring for their loved one.

Heather Weir, Northern Ireland Hospice CEO said: “As always, the challenge for Northern Ireland Hospice each day is to raise the funds needed to continue providing the highest quality palliative care to people when they need it most – and events such as the ‘All For Onesie’ is vital to our organisation.

“The All For Onesie campaign is for everyone in Northern Ireland to take part in, and it will be great fun to part of it.”

U105 Station Manager Peter McVerry said: “We are delighted to be working with NI Hospice for the eighth year running. All at U105 are determined to work extra hard this year to reach the £1million milestone and we are confident that our listeners will join in to support the outstanding work of Hospice.”

To support the campaign and register, visit www.nihospice.org or call the charity’s Fundraising Team on 028 9077 7123.

You can also follow NI Hospice on Twitter @NIHospice

#AllForOnesie and on Facebook.