Redsocks were also involved in the final stages of the Capital Development Appeal for the MAC Belfast’s completely new modern space which is now engaging communities in the contemporary art experience. The MAC is a landmark building in the heart of Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter. The MAC provides a commercial and democratic space that will engage and encourage both young and old to learn, to laugh and grow through interaction with the arts. Redsocks raised £700,000 for the development of the project.
Horizon West Children’s Hospice
Redsocks worked to support the delivery of a Capital Development Appeal, raising over £1 million to deliver a vision to ensure that Children’s Hospice services were accessible and equitable across Northern Ireland. By developing the Horizon West Children’s Hospice increased capacity to provide flexible and practical support to children and families. Horizon West is now transforming the lives of life-limited children and their families. Running hand in hand with existing Hospice at Home service, the new building made it possible to extend services to existing patients and, most importantly, reach out to 70 more desperately ill children and their families, many of whom were living in rural areas suffering both economic and social exclusion. Horizon West provides stimulating day care and respite care overnight to give parents and siblings a longed-for break. Both planned and emergency respite are catered for.
Somerton Road Adult Hospice
Redsocks delivered the private phase of the Somerton Road Adult Hospice Capital Development Appeal between September 2008 and April 2012 raising almost £7 million from a variety of sources. The aim of the project was to ensure that the adult hospice could meet the end of life care needs of the next generation and continue a legacy of Hospice care in Northern Ireland. The state-of-the-art facility which will open in late 2015has been designed to care for people with complex care needs and the growing numbers of people in need of end of life care. It will provide 18 modern single en-suite rooms, peaceful gardens, a children and relatives area, a sanctuary and chaplain’s room and space where patients and families can relax together. Most importantly, it will provide access to the best professional care that people need at this difficult time.As a centre of excellence, the new hospice will enable us to care beyond cancer and reach out to more people in need of care in the future. It will be the first dementia friendly hospice in the UK and will enable us to care for people with respiratory and other non-malignant illnesses