13/01/2006

PSNI ball raises £26,500 for Hospice Care

The PSNI have today presented a cheque worth £26,500 to Northern Ireland Hospice Care.

The money was raised at a Chief Constable's ball event held in October last year in Belfast.

Deputy Chief Constable Paul Leighton made the presentation today, he said: "We are delighted to support Northern Ireland Hospice Care in this way. Today's presentation shows our commitment to supporting the whole community wherever we see that we can provide a benefit.

"The police service continually supports charity's both from fund raising carried out throughout the service and through work by individual officers and staff."

NI Hospice Care CEO Judith Hill accepted the cheque on behalf of the charity. She said: "We are absolutely delighted with the support which will fund a staff nurse over the coming year."

(EF/SP)

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