Coffee morning held to help children’s charity

MP David Simpson with staff of  Seapatrick Nursing Home
MP David Simpson with staff of Seapatrick Nursing Home

Local politicians supported a coffee morning for the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice at the Seapatrick Care Home coffee morning, last week.

David Simpson MP and Sydney Anderson MLA who both attended the event spoke to members of staff regarding pressures that are being felt within the care home.

MLA Jo-Anne Dobson along with staff and management from Seapatrick nursing home supporting Newry Hospice - from L to R Trevor McMinn Administrator, Edel McCaughley and Heather McConville

MLA Jo-Anne Dobson along with staff and management from Seapatrick nursing home supporting Newry Hospice - from L to R Trevor McMinn Administrator, Edel McCaughley and Heather McConville

Mr Simpson MP said: “The work that the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice are involved in is paramount to the health and care that our young people so vitally
need.

“Receiving the diagnosis that your child is life-limited is devastating for families and they need support.

“At Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice they endeavour to make it as easy as possible for local families to access the care and support they need.

“I commend the Seapatrick Nursing Home for choosing this worthy charity and I look forward to closer engagements with the care home to discuss their own pressures.”

UUP MLA Jo-Anne Dobson who also attended the event said: “The service which the Southern Area Hospice provides is a lifeline to local people.

“That is why I joined with staff and residents at Seapatrick Care Home last Thursday to show my support for the Hospice and to visit and chat with them as they helped to raise much-needed
funds.

“Providing quality care for the most vulnerable in our community with both dignity and integrity is key to ensuring older people are appropriately looked after and I know that our local Hospice is at the fore-front of providing that dedicated care.

“I would encourage anyone who didn’t get an opportunity to support the coffee mornings which took place at venues across the local area to log onto the Southern Area Hospice website to learn more about what they do and help to support them.”