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John Dalzell has raised over £78K in his annual Christmas 2018 sit out for the Southern Area Hospice. Newry's "Black Santa" has been sitting out in Hill Street in December for over 28 years to raise much needed funding for the Newry based charity.

MP Mickey Brady has praised the great effort of Mr Dalzell and his support team.

John Dalzell with MP Mickey Brady during his Christmas 2018 Sit Out for Southern Area Hospice.
John Dalzell with MP Mickey Brady during his Christmas 2018 Sit Out for Southern Area Hospice.

The Newry and Armagh public representative said that John's annual Sit Out campaign “has become part and parcel” of Christmas celebrations in the locality.

"John is a man that we all have a great respect for. His Christmas sit out has become part and parcel of our Christmas celebrations. The monies collected by him and his team ensure the continued delivery by the Southern Area Hospice of its services of care and support for patients and their loved ones,”

Mickey continued “I am proud to call him a friend and I cannot praise John, his family and all those involved with the annual sit out  enough.

The MP added: “John is our own “Black Santa”. He and his dedicated Sit-Out team are an incredible example of the spirit of giving and what generosity from people, over £78,000 raised for the Southern Area Hospice.”

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