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John Dalzell presents proceeds of Hospice Christmas Sit-Out  

Tireless Hospice campaigner, John Dalzell MBE, presents a cheque for £85,327.38 to staff of Southern Area Hospice Services, the proceeds of his 28th annual Christmas Sit-Out.

John, who celebrated his 78th birthday during his most recent Sit-Out campaign, can be found in his distinctive trailer on Hill Street for the 10 days in the run up to Christmas, every one of the last 28 years.  He is helped with volunteers located at Fiveways, The Quays and B&Q Newry.

John Dalzell MBE donates the £85,327.38 proceeds of his Christmas Sit-Out in aid of Southern Area Hospice Services to Liz Cuddy OBE, Chief Executive SAHS; James McCaffrey, SAHS; and Majella Gollogly, Fundraising Manager SAHS.

John also hosted a fundraising concert in Newry Town Hall, which coincided with his Christmas sit-out.  He is a fantastic ambassador for the Southern Area Hospice and has raised almost £1.7 million to date to assist the Hospice with its valuable service.