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Southern Health Trust names Marie Curie as its ‘Charity of the Year’

Marie Curie Cancer Care has been selected as the Southern Trust’s ‘Charity of the Year’ after being given the firm recommendation of staff.

Following a great success with the Southern Area Hospice, Marie Curie was nominated by staff and chosen by a selection panel as the Trust’s new ‘Charity of the Year’.

Launching the new partnership, Southern Trust Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development, Kieran Donaghy said: “We have over 13,000 very generous staff living and working across Armagh, Dungannon, Craigavon, Banbridge and Newry and Mourne.marie curie big 2

“We know that there are many very worthy causes out there, all trying to raise much needed funds, so the Charity of the Year initiative was set up a few years ago to show how, collectively, Trust staff could make a significant contribution to the wellbeing of others.

“We are delighted to welcome Marie Curie as the Trust’s new charity partner. The charity carries out vital work providing end of life care and support to people living with any terminal illness and we look forward to supporting their activities through fundraising and volunteering.”

A number of ‘Charity Champions’ have volunteered to raise awareness and encourage others to get involved in fundraising.

Anne Hannan, Partnerships Manager, Marie Curie said: “We are thrilled to have been chosen as the Southern Trust’s Charity Partner.

“All the funds raised from the partnership will help Marie Curie Nurses provide free high quality care to people with terminal illnesses in their own homes right across Northern Ireland or in the charity’s hospice in Belfast.”

Marie Curie needs to raise around £3.5million each year to fund their hospices and nursing care in Northern Ireland. If you would like to get involved in fundraising for Marie Curie contact 075 2580 0557 or email:

Pictures: The Southern Trust Charity of the Year Committee; and Trust Board Members welcome Marie Curie as Trust Charity of the Year.

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