Day for Life raises £10,000 for Hackney’s St Joseph’s Hospice
posted on 05 October 2006
St Joseph’s Hospice in Hackney has received £10,000 from collections raised by parishes around the country during the 2005 ‘Day for Life’. The money was handed over to St Joseph’s by Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor in a special ceremony held at Archbishop’s House on Tuesday 3rdOctober 2006 attended by staff and directors of the Hospice.
St. Joseph’s is the largest single site hospice in Europe, and provides palliative care which seeks to meet the medical, social, and spiritual needs of those in their care and their families.
'Love, care and compassion '
“So many lives have been touched by the love, care and compassion of those working at St Joseph’s hospice - I am highly delighted that we are able to give public recognition to this vital work,” said Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor. “The donation comes from Day for Life, which last year focused on the Evening of Life. Each and every person, irrespective of age, has a right to life and a unique contribution to make to the building up of a better society.”
Michael Kerin, Chief Executive of St. Joseph's Hospice commented: 'We are privileged here at St. Joseph's to serve a very diverse population who belong to many different faith groups. We are deeply grateful to Day for Life for this most generous support which will be used to purchase five recliner chairs to enable our patients to have improved comfort and mobility whilst they are with us.'
‘Day for Life’ is an annual day of celebration on which a second collection is taken to raise funds to support the work of those organisations that support the sanctity of life.