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Work on new haven for ill children is now under way

By Victoria O'Hara

Building work has begun on the second stage of a major project that will provide children and teenagers undergoing cancer treatment with the first specialist Home From Home in Northern Ireland.

The Belfast Giants joined forces with cancer charity CLIC Sargent to break ground on the construction work at Belfast City Hospital.

The Home From Home is located within walking distance of the hospital with the house designed to provide free accommodation for four families and young people who are having treatment.

In March 2012 the charity launched the £3.7m appeal and developed the first stage - Paul's House for younger children.

Through a Christmas campaign and support from our readers, the Belfast Telegraph raised £50,000, with the facility opening earlier this year.

To make a donation to the Home From Home appeal please visit

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