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Children’s Hospice is BDO Northern Ireland charity

Michael Jennings, BDO Partner, Ellen Hillen, Corporate Fundraising Manager NI Hospice and Carol Malcolmson, BDO Partner. Picture: Elaine Hill
Michael Jennings, BDO Partner, Ellen Hillen, Corporate Fundraising Manager NI Hospice and Carol Malcolmson, BDO Partner. Picture: Elaine Hill

BDO Northern Ireland, have launched their Charity of the Year initiative with NI Children’s Hospice.

Since forming in 1989, BDO Northern Ireland has been committed to being a responsible business, recognising that their activities as a firm have an impact on the wider community.

During a recent launch event hosted in their head offices in Belfast city centre, BDO officially announced NI Children’s Hospice as their new Charity of the Year 2014/2015.

BDO Wealth Management Partner, Carol Malcolmson opened the event by welcoming NI Children’s Hospice to BDO: “Since the beginning BDO have been able to support a number of local charities through fund raising and volunteering. Building on these successes, we are delighted to welcome NI Children’s Hospice as our new Charity of the Year 2014/2015.”

Michael Jennings, Business Restructuring and Forensics Partner within BDO, also commented “As the only service of its type in N Ireland caring for children with many complex needs who require 24 hour specialist care, BDO NI hope to raise much needed funds to help the NI Children’s Hospice provide the care and support local children and families need.  With as many as 1,300 children in the Province diagnosed with life-limiting conditions there is a great need for Hospice services.”

Throughout the coming year BDO will be organising a number of fund raising activities to help NI Children’s Hospice provide the much needed specialist care to life-limited children and young people. The first of these events includes 23 of BDO’s employees taking part in the upcoming Tough Mudder in Dublin on the 4th October, a 10-12 mile assault course with mind over matter obstacles including mud, water and fire.

Addressing the team at BDO, Ellen Hillen, Corporate Fundraising Manager for NI Children’s Hospice concluded “Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice values the support of BDO and looks forward to a successful charity partnership that will engage staff in all aspects of charitable support including volunteering, skills share and fundraising.   The money raised by BDO will make a significant difference in the local community enabling NI Children’s Hospice to provide much needed specialist nursing care to children and young people with life-limiting conditions and support their families.”