The fund specialises in giving to health and medical charities and Meningitis Now was one of twelve that took a portion of the £65,000 total.
Our North Ireland Community Fundraiser, Jo Wilson, picked up the cheque for £3,000 at a special reception at Belfast’s Queen’s University, accompanied by volunteer Barry Patrick.
Alison Yelland, Community Support Officer for Scotland and Northern Ireland, said the funding would be used to directly support families living with the impact of meningitis in the region. This support included home visits, phone calls, emails, and social media communication right across Northern Ireland.
“The families benefit from the personal support that they often crave after a life changing situation and the fact we can provide this for as long as they need is definitely appreciated,” she said.
Such deserving charities
“The money also allows for the development of relationships with local charities, organisations and hospitals to allow for appropriate signposting when needed.”
Paul Jackson, Chief Executive of The Hospital Saturday Fund, said, “We are delighted to continue the tradition of supporting many wide-ranging charities in Northern Ireland, many of which are less well-known."
“The Hospital Saturday Fund is honoured to support the efforts of such deserving charities and help in some way towards the exceptional, tireless work that they do in making such a huge and positive difference to people’s lives.”