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