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Orange youths raise £13,000 for children's hospice

By Staff Reporter

Members of the Junior Orange Association have raised £13,000 for a local children's charity.

The Northern Ireland Children's Hospice was chosen by the institution as the benefactor of its latest fundraising initiative.

The money raised will pay for Children's Hospice community nurses, who provide specialist care to children and young people in their own homes right across Northern Ireland.

Representatives from the association formally presented the funds to Paul Clark, the hospice president.

Grand Master of the Junior Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland Roy Nixon said it was "humbling" for members to help the many young people and their families who depend on hospice services.

Hospice chief executive Heather Weir added: "On behalf of all at the hospice, I would like to take this opportunity to extend our gratitude to the junior lodge support."

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