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Remembering Liam & Angela

A family, whose annual fundraising night in aid of Alice House Hospice has been compromised by the ongoing pandemic, have rallied together for the second consectutive year to collect donations for the local charity in lieu of their events proceeding.

The annual event, in memory of Liam Gough and Angela O’Hara is organised by their brother John Gough and his partner Ann Bates. The night has been running for over a decade and has raised close to £30,000 during this time.

The 2020 and 2021 events were cancelled due restrictions and uncertainty and on both occasions, John and Ann organised collections of donations towards the Hospice.

John recently presented Alice House with £500 raised from generous family members who were keen to continue their support and ensure that the tributes to Liam and Angela were ongoing.

The tribute night has been a long standing tradition for the Gough family and supporters of Alice House, with live music, raffle and auction and a packed room every November at Rovers Quoit Club. This most recent donation takes the event’s running total to £28,500.

Greg Hildreth, Communications Senior Manager at the Hospice said “These events have been a big miss in recent years; they have always been fantastic nights and I have had the pleasure of attending almost all of them. It is testament to the memories of Liam and Angela as well as the work of the Hospice, that so much money has been donated without the event event taking place. It also shows the continued and tremendous kindness from John and family who have been as wonderful and supportive as always.

I would like to say thank you on behalf of everyone at Alice House; all of this money will be used to provide care and support for local patients and their families. Hopefully this year will see the return of the event and in the meantime, wishing everyone a healthy and peaceful 2022.”

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