Murphy announces £6.75 million for hospices

Date published: 06 May 2020

Finance Minister, Conor Murphy has announced £6.75 million for local hospices to support them with the current financial challenges they are facing.

Making the announcement, Conor Murphy said: “The care and support our hospices provide is truly inspiring.

“Our Hospices are there for people and their families when they need it most.

“This £6.75 million support package will help them with the current challenges they are facing from loss of donations and revenue from their retail outlets.

“This funding will make a real difference to these organisations and the families they support.”

This support package includes:

  • £3.2 million for the NI Hospice including the Children’s Hospice;
  • £1.6 million for Marie Curie;
  • £1.1 million for Southern Area Hospice;
  • £600,000 for Foyle Hospice; and
  • £250,000 for Cancer Fund for Children.

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