It's A Derry Good Day As Rosie's Trust Secures Support From Lisa McGee & Kingsbridge
06th, Feb 2024
Lisa McGee, the creator of Derry Girls has been appointed as an ambassador of Rosie’s Trust. The local charity has also announced that it has received a substantial financial donation from the Kingsbridge Healthcare Group.
Aileen Martin, Chairperson of Rosie’s Trust said: “We are honoured to have Lisa McGee as an ambassador for Rosie’s Trust. As one of Northern Ireland’s leading writers and creators we are so excited to have her support in helping us raise awareness of the vital services we provide. In addition to this, we are thrilled to have received a £20,000 donation from the Kingsbridge Charitable Foundation. This will make huge difference in helping us keep even more people and their pets together when they need each other the most. What makes this generous donation even more special is the fact that it was as a result of a staff vote.
We’re looking forward to working with Lisa and Kingsbridge in the months ahead and have lots of activity planned as part of the partnerships including information days and volunteering opportunities.”
Lisa McGee said: “Rosie’s Trust is a unique charity, that is dedicated to supporting people living with cancer, people receiving end of life care and older people with mobility issues - who are unable to look after their companion pets independently and have no other support. I am excited to work with the teams, to find out more about the great work they are doing and use my own platform to support them and together, help even more people across Northern Ireland.”
Dr Martin Shields, Chair of Kingsbridge Foundation and Medical Director at Kingsbridge Healthcare Group said: “We are delighted to provide Rosie’s Trust with a £20,000 donation. Pets play such an important role in people’s lives and we sometimes find that patients might delay treatment as they worry over who will help take care of their beloved dog or cat, so it is great that the charity removes this concern for beneficiaries, not only when they are faced with this situation, but in their daily lives.”
Pictured above: Molly the dog is pictured with Mark Regan, CEO of Kingsbridge Healthcare Group, Lisa McGee, Dr Martin Shields, Chair of the Kingsbridge Foundation and Medical Director at Kingsbridge Healthcare Group and Aileen Martin, Chairperson of Rosie’s Trust.
For more information on Rosie’s Trust or to make a donation to support the charity’s vital services, go to www.rosiestrust.org
For further information on the Kingsbridge Foundation, please visit kingsbridgefoundation.com