The Northern Ireland Homes from Home appeal is a £3.7million capital project and is the largest undertaken by CLIC Sargent in Northern Ireland.
The opening of the children’s Home from Home marks the completion of the first phase of the Appeal.
CLIC Sargent is now working towards phase two – the building of a similar style home for young people aged between 16 and 24 years of age. The home will be within walking distance of the Belfast City Hospital and Northern Ireland Cancer Centre.
To date the Appeal has been a tremendous success. The first CLIC Sargent ‘Home from Home’ opened in Northern Ireland at the end of 2013, and since then the house has been busy.
According to House Manager, Kate Burns the home is proving to be a real hit with families and children alike. Early feedback has been positive, with many bowled over with just how close the house is to the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children, how well equipped it is and how much it really is like a ‘Home from Home’.
Phase two of the Northern Ireland Appeal
Our focus now shifts to the fundraising needed to complete phase two of the Appeal, the construction of a specialist ‘Home from Home’ for the families of teenagers and young adults attending Belfast City Hospital for treatments.
Again the property will be located within walking distance of the hospital and like the children’s ‘Home from Home’ is to be offered to families free of charge.
The construction of CLIC Sargent’s second Northern Ireland ‘Home from Home’ will begin this year, and it is anticipated that the property will open in late 2015.
We’re all very excited about phase two and focused on delivering Northern Ireland’s second Home from Home. The success of the Appeal is in no small part thanks to you – for everyone that has supported us.
Whether that has been fundraising, taking part in events, making a donation or volunteering, we’d like to say thank you.
CLIC Sargent fundraisers are always coming up with new and innovative ways to allow you to get involved and support the charity:
Deep RiverRock Belfast Half Marathon
Sunday 14 September
Run the 2014 Deep RiverRock Belfast Half Marathon for CLIC Sargent, the event's official nominated charity. Your ‘Run for Home’ will make a real difference for children and young people with cancer.
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If you would like to get involved and help support CLIC Sargent's Northern Ireland Appeal, please contact the Northern Ireland Appeal team on 02890 725 780.