Enda McConville was supported by colleagues and customers at Murdock Builders Banbridge when he took part in ‘Movember’ beard challenge for NI Children’s Hospice raising £343.50.
Recognising his efforts Murdock Builders made a further company donation of £500 to Children’s Hospice.
Receiving the donation on behalf of the charity, Ellen Hillen said: “we are delighted that Murdock Builders has supported Children’s Hospice again this year helping us to continue to care for children and young people with a life-limiting or terminal illness.
“This money will make a significant difference to the lives of the very special children we care for.”
Established in 1996, Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice is the only dedicated palliative care service in the province and the only organisation that can offer high level support to life limited children with very complex needs who require 24 hour specialist care.
Every year, NI Children’s Hospice cares for around 300 life limited children and young people, and their families living in Northern Ireland who need care that only the Children’s Hospice can provide.
Each year it costs £3m to run this regional service. Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice relies heavily on the public to raise £2.5m through donations and fundraising events. Every pound that is donated, or raised, makes a real difference to local kids and their families.