A fundraising drive is under way to secure the extra £2 million needed to open the new state-of-the-art hospice facility in heart of Belfast.
Ty Gobaith hopes to raise at least £20,000 by auctioning off postcards by artists and celebrities as such as Aled Jones, Katie Melua and Lorraine Kelly.
Irn-Bru has donated £20,000 to The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice’s Brick by Brick appeal from profits from this summer’s pop-up IRN-BRU store at the Commonwealth Games.
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“We don’t slow down towards the end of the year – Christmas is a busy time for us, as families understandably want to be together for the festive period.”
The home care system in England is close to crisis because of the way workers are exploited, according to a review led by former Care Minister Paul Burstow.
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Nursing in the UK is “guilty” of not evidencing the value of the work it does, delegates at the chief nursing officer for England’s summit heard last week.
Volunteering makes business leaders more likely to donate to charity and become trustees, according to a report looking at what motivates the business community to volunteer.