Children's Hospice fundraiser in memory of Noah

The coffee morning in Noah's memory will have a superhero theme.
The coffee morning in Noah's memory will have a superhero theme.

A coffee morning in memory of Carrickfergus boy Noah Coates is to raise funds for the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice.

The superhero-themed event will take place at Carrickfergus Elim Church on Saturday, February 15 from 10:30am to 12:30pm.

Noah Coates.

Noah Coates.

Noah, who was 12, passed away in July last year. He had been diagnosed with Vanishing White Matter Disease, a form of Leukodystrophy, when he was just three.

Noah’s sister, Gracie (10) has also been diagnosed with the condition, which is thought to affect just 250 people worldwide.

The family has previously spoken of their positive experience at Horizon House, the Hospice's purpose-built respite facility in Newtownabbey.

Grace Stewart, Head of Children’s Hospice Services, said: “We are delighted to see such support for the upcoming coffee morning in memory of Noah Coates.

"Noah, his sister Gracie, mum Sarah and dad Greg, are much-loved by all the nurses and staff at Horizon House. Funds raised at the event are vital and will support the delivery of hospice care for babies and children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions both in the community and at Horizon House.”

It costs £3.8m per year to run the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice.

Approximately £2.4m of this £3.8m needs to be raised by the charity each year.

For more information, please visit www.nihospice.org.