Northern Ireland Hospice welcomes new Ambassador Brendan Rodgers!

The former Liverpool FC manager was speaking in Belfast as he confirmed he had agreed to be an ambassador for the Northern Ireland Hospice and Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice. The 43-year-old from Carnlough was checking out progress on work at the charity’s Somerton Road site, where a new £13m dementia-friendly unit is due to open in May.

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“I am very privileged and honoured to be asked to come and help the hospice,” he told the Belfast Telegraph. “I had first-hand experience with my father in the latter stages of his life, he needed that care and I always said the people that work around it and helped him were angels.”

“When I was asked to help the hospice I was only too happy to be able to do that. It is going to be one of the leading hospice units in Europe and I am delighted to be involved.” Rodgers’ first engagement as ambassador is to run in the all-star Hospice Heroes relay team in the Belfast City Marathon on May 2.

The hospice cares for 3,000 adults and children with life-limiting illnesses each year, with around 90% of care delivered in the community. Michael Nugent has provided full Mechanical and Electrical services for the new build and is looking forward to its completion.

To see a video of Brendan’s official visit to the Somerton Road site see here: