Stephen fundraises in memory of daughter

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Local man Stephen Houston and his colleagues at AMEY have raised £13,500 for Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice.

Stephen, who has family in Banbridge and Kinallen, lost his daughter Danielle almost five years ago in a tragic road accident.

For the last few years Stephen has been focused on helping children with life-limiting or life-threatening illnesses in memory of his daughter.

His colleagues at AMEY have been getting active for Hospice by taking part in the AMEY annual cycle around the Lurgan area and some members of staff have been taking to the roads cycling and running in other town events.

AMEY match-fund money raised by individuals within the company and has been most supportive of the fundraising activities undertaken.

Stephen is part of the AMEY team based at their depot in Lurgan where the company is delivering a 30 year contract to manage and maintain 125k, of road network for Roads Service Northern Ireland, which includes the M1, A1 and A4.

Over the past few years AMEY has funded 450 hours of Hospice care and receiving the latest donation from AMEY, Ellen Hillen, Corporate Fundraising Manager, for NI Children’s Hospice said: “We cannot do what we do without the support of the business sector and it is always a pleasure to meet with Stephen and the AMEY team and receive the money they have so generously raised to help us care for local children who desperately need our support.”

NI Children’s Hospice is a local charity caring for over 280 children, young people and their families every year. We are the only children’s hospice in N Ireland.

Care is free to families but it costs £3m per year to provide.

With limited government funding of £500k we rely on the generosity of the general public and the business sector to help us raise £2.5m every year. For more information on NI Hospice, visit the website or contact Ellen Hillen 028 9078 1836.