McKeever Hotel Group Partners With NI Children’s Hospice

By Robert McHugh
McKeever Hotel Group Partners With NI Children’s Hospice

McKeever Hotel Group has appointed the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice as its Charity of the Year.

The group will commit to a year-long programme of fundraising activity involving staff, suppliers, and guests.

The partnership will be supported by the group's four NI hotels which include Dunadry Hotel & Gardens, Corr’s Corner, Dunsilly and Adair Arms.

'Critical Work'

"As a family-run business the critical work carried out by the Children’s Hospice, together with its supports for local families in the hardest of times, strikes a chord," said Eddie McKeever, managing director of McKeever Hotel Group.

“In the months ahead, we will be introducing a range of fundraising initiatives which include simple changes to our daily operations such as our coffee cup donations, volunteering opportunities, special events and collaborations with our local suppliers.”


Business Community

As the only children’s hospice in Northern Ireland, the nursing staff provide essential services and care to over 330 life-limited infants and children, as well as emotional support and services to their families.

With annual running costs in excess of £20 million and demand for its services on the rise, the charity would be unable to deliver its vital caring services without financial support from the business community.

'A Lifeline'

“We’re delighted to be chosen as the McKeever Group’s charity partner for 2024," said Lauren Doherty, interim director of brand and income at Northern Ireland Hospice.

"Northern Ireland Hospice is a lifeline to over 4,000 people and families every year."

Coffee Fundraising Drive

One of the first initiatives to be launched is a coffee fundraising drive, with 5p donated by McKeevers for every cup sold in their hotels.

With an average of over 50,000 cups of coffee consumed by guests per year, this alone could generate nearly £2,500 for the charity.