NI Children’s Hospice Fundraiser
On Thursday 14th February the Year 14 are holding a Joint Children’s Hospice Fundraiser with The Year 14 from Glenlola at The Bangor Elim Complex in memory of Josh Martin and Meghan Ogle. Both teenagers were diagnosed with cancer within months of each other and both bravely endured many months of surgical procedures, along with exhausting chemotherapy sessions and drug treatments, to try and fight the disease. Sadly, Megan lost her battle with cancer on the 21st September 2016 and Josh lost his fight on the 27th February 2017.
The Year 14s felt strongly that they wanted to fundraise for the NI Children’s Hospice to honour Megan & Josh’s memory and to help support the amazing work that they do as both families availed of the services provided by the Hospice. The Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice cares for children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions and supports their families and those close to them. 340 children and their families were supported by the Hospice in 2018 through their provision of specialist nursing, friendship, advice, care and support. It costs £3 million each year to run the Children’s Hospice services and with only £500k available from government funding the generosity and support of the local community to raise £2.5 million each year is crucial and at present due to a lack of funding 3 of its 10 beds are closed.