Children’s Hospice Week Fundraiser Event for NI Children’s Hospice Announced

In advance of Children’s Hospice Week, running from 15 to 21 of May 2024, a family-fun day event has been announced to raise vital funds for Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice.

The “FunRaiser!” event will be held at V36 at The Valley, Newtownabbey, on Sunday 2nd June. The event, supported by Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council and The Junction Retail and Leisure Park, promises entertainment for all ages while raising vital funds and awareness for the charity.

Children’s Hospice Week

The mini festival will be a jam-packed day of activities for the whole family. Children can explore the wonders of the underwater world at the Exploris Aquarium Touch Tank or visit the Jig Saw Farm. There will be inflatables, face painting, a market full of local traders and walkabout characters to meet and greet.

Tickets are available now at www.bit.ly/hospicefundraiser

Attendees can enjoy toe-tapping tunes throughout the day with highlights including musical tributes to popular artists like Taylor Swift, Garth Brooks, the unforgettable Mamma Mia and RPNI Princess Show.

Sarah Jewell, Regional Fundraiser at NI Children’s Hospice, said: “We’re so grateful for the wonderful support of Urban Events and all the volunteers and sponsors involved in making this event possible. It is only through the generosity and commitment of our supporters that we can continue to care for local babies, children and young people who depend on our services. I would encourage everyone to come along and support this fun-filled event which aims to raise much-needed funds to support our services.”

The Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice serves as a lifeline for families facing unimaginable challenges. They provide specialist palliative care for babies, children, and young adults with life-limiting conditions. This includes pain and symptom management, respite care, and bereavement support – all at no cost to the families.

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Mark Cooper said: “The Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice, one of my Mayoral charities, holds a special place in the hearts of Antrim and Newtownabbey residents and I’m delighted to support this fantastic event. We would encourage everyone to come along to join the fun and raise much needed funds.”

Thomas Ferris, Managing Director of Urban Events NI said: “The hospice relies heavily on the generosity of individuals and businesses to bridge the funding gaps they face, so we are more than pleased to organise the “FunRaiser” event alongside The Junction Retail and Leisure Park and Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council.”

Tickets to the “FunRaiser!” Festival can be purchased via the events page at www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk

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