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Co Armagh clergyman taking to heavens for skydive in aid of Southern Hospice

Rev Matthew Hagan has provided care and support to many patients and their families since he became a Chaplain in the Hospice almost 13 years ago

A Co Armagh clergyman will be going ‘Nearer My God, to Thee’ when he takes to the heavens for a parachute jump in aid of the Southern Hospice.

Rev Matthew Hagan, rector of Tynan, Aghavilly and Middletown, is one of the Southern Area Hospice Chaplaincy team.

And the hard-working and dedicated cleric has signed up to take part in a ‘Skydive for the Hospice’ on Saturday, May 21.

When Matthew is not helping patients and their families by providing chaplaincy support, he is also helping the Fundraising Team by taking part in challenges to raise funds for our local Hospice services.

Matthew, who is a well-known Church of Ireland rector from the combined rural Co Armagh parishes, has provided care and support to many patients and their families since he became a Chaplain in the Hospice almost 13 years ago.

Southern Area Hospice Services relies so heavily on fundraising initiatives to enable them to continue to provide the care and support they do in the Southern Trust Area.

Fundraising Officer, James McCaffrey, said: “Matthew is no stranger to fundraising for our Hospice, having completed a 5k a day challenge in 2020.

“I was delighted when he called me and said he would like to challenge himself once again and sign up for our Skydive. We really appreciate his efforts and support. Good Luck Matthew.”

If you would like to show your support, you can do so by following this link: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/matthewhagan or by giving him donations in person or sending them to him at the Hospice. 

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