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Watch Lord Mayor abseil down Armagh City Hotel for Southern Hospice

Lord Mayor Gareth Keating abseils down the Armagh City Hotel all in aid of the Southern Area Hospice

It’s the Lord Mayor like you’ve never seen him before…and we’ve seen him doing some wacky things.

Garath Keating was joined by a number of brave souls in abseiling down the side of the Armagh City Hotel in the cold, brisk sunshine this morning (Sunday).

All the money raised through the Christmas Abseil will help Southern Area Hospice to continue their work in the local area, providing care and support to people who are living with Cancer and other life-limiting illnesses, such as Multiple Sclerosis and Motor Neurone Disease.

Southern Area Hospice Services provide care and support through a number of services including a 12 bedded in-patient unit in Newry, Day Hospice Units in Newry and South Tyrone Hospital, outpatient clinics in South Tyrone, Daisy Hill and Craigavon Area Hospitals, counselling and bereavement services in The Donaldson Centre, Newry and in the Hospice Resource Centre, Dungannon.

Care is provided to patients and their families throughout the Southern Health Trust Area and all of the care is provided free of charge. In order to maintain the level of care currently available, Southern Area Hospice must fundraise £2.42 million in 2016 alone.

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