Hospice staff ready to take to the stage

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The staff at Southern Area Hospice Services are preparing to take to the stage to raise funds in aid of Hospice care.

‘Hospice has Talent’ will take place on Friday, November 20 in the Canal Court Hotel, and is generously supported by ML Quinn Construction.

Staff from across departments at Southern Area Hospice, ranging from doctors, nurses, social workers, chaplains, admin staff, maintenance, housekeeping, catering and fundraising will be taking to the stage to showcase their ‘talents’ as part of the 25-year celebrations of Hospice Care.

This unique fundraiser is one which has never been done before by Hospice, whereby staff from all disciplines are coming together and are taking on the challenge first hand. BBC’s Lynette Fay will be the host for the evening, and the winner of the night will be determined through audience votes. The show will be followed by music provided by Disco Generation.

The evening is being led by hospice nurses, Rosaleen Quinn & Jackie O’Rourke.

Speaking about the night ahead Rosaleen Quinn said, “We are really looking forward to the event. Staff have put in a lot of time and effort over the last number of weeks to pull the show together, and we are asking local people to come out on the 20th November, to support us in what is sure to be a great night of entertainment”

Jackie O’Rourke continued, “All funds raised through ‘Hospice has Talent’ will help Southern Area Hospice Services to continue our work in the local area, caring for people who are living with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses. We’re sure this event will be a fantastic way of raising much needed funds to maintain the level of care which we currently provide.

“We’re hoping this event will big a huge success to end our 25 year celebrations, and we encourage as many people as possible to save the date and get your tickets now for £10, which are available from staff members at Southern Area Hospice, from the main reception, and Fern House reception or by contacting Leanne on 028 3025 1333.

If you or your business can support the event by offering an ad to our programme, or even by donating a prize and supporting our raffle please get in touch with our fundraising department or email redmondl@southernareahospiceservices.org