12/12/2019

Hundreds Run For NI Children's Hospice

Over 600 people walked, jogged and ran their way around Stormont Estate on Sunday 08 December for the Northern Ireland Children's Hospice Jingle 5k/10k event.

The event is part of the charity's festive fundraising campaign, Jingle All the Way, which aims to raise £500,000 to give the gift of care to local children and their families.

Mary McCall, Director of Commercial and Brand Development at Northern Ireland Hospice praised the runners, saying: "I would like to thank our sponsors for supporting the event and to everyone who donated and took part in this year's Jingle 5k/10k. We have been overwhelmed by the support and the fantastic amount raised brings us even closer to our £500,000 target.

"It costs £3.82 million each year for the Children's Hospice to provide specialist palliative care to local infants, children and young people. Only 35% of that is received through statutory funding which makes events like the Jingle 5k/10k so important for raising vital funds to support our work."

The Jingle run is sponsored by AIB NI and Q Radio and supported by O'Neills Sportswear, Aqua Twist, Nightlife Security and Bob and Berts.

Heather Stewart, Senior Manager of Sales & Service Enablement at AIB NI, added: "We were absolutely delighted to support this amazing event which is so crucial in raising vital funds for local children and their families. It was a fantastic day and I would encourage everyone to take part in it next year."

The timings of all runners can be viewed online.



(JG/MH)

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