NI Hospice discovers new sponsor in Lost City!
Lost City Adventure Golf signs up for Elmer’s Big Belfast Trail
Where do you find a patchwork elephant? Well, that depends on where you lost him! A good place to start looking would be in the jungle at Lost City Adventure Golf Belfast, who have just been announced as an official sponsor of Northern Ireland Hospice’s forthcoming Big Belfast Trail.
Elmer’s Big Belfast Trail is set to be a ‘mammoth’ success in Belfast in June, as a herd of uniquely-decorated Elmer sculptures – inspired by David McKee’s best-selling books, Elmer the Patchwork Elephant – will appear across the city for ten weeks.
The family-friendly event, organised by NI Hospice in partnership with Wild in Art and Andersen Press, will be completely free for everyone to enjoy.
Lane Scott, Owner and Director of Lost City Adventure Golf, said: “We are thrilled to be coming on board as a partner with the Elmer’s Big Belfast Trail and working alongside the brilliant Northern Ireland Hospice team. As a company, we are serious about having fun so it’s fantastic to get involved with the Elmer Trail which will bring fun across the city for such an important cause.”
Shauny Shields, Corporate Fundraiser at NI Hospice, said: “We are delighted that Lost City Adventure Golf Belfast has now joined the celebration by signing up to sponsor an Elmer elephant, helping raise vital funds for the specialist palliative care offered by NI Hospice.
“Many other businesses are now coming on board and our very first sponsor is now our Presenting Partner. Belfast City Council signed up immediately when they heard about our Elmer trail. It’s not too late for other businesses to sign-up to be a key part of a long-lasting feel-good event that will delight the whole city. It’s a win-win – companies can realise their corporate responsibility objectives while raising money for Northern Ireland Hospice.
“There are a wide range of exciting marketing opportunities offered by the Big Belfast Trail, as it brings communities and businesses together. The great visibility and exposure will boost awareness of a sponsor’s reputation amongst customers, stakeholders and supporters through association with this high-profile event and the NI Hospice brand.”
You can find out more about sponsorship opportunities or sign-up to get involved in Elmer’s Big Belfast Trail via elmerbelfast.co.uk/sponsors
Helping people with dementia cope with bereavement during COVID-19
To mark ‘Dying Matters’ Awareness Week, Dr. Frances Duffy, Consultant Clinical Psychologist from the Northern Health & Social Care Trust, and Joanne Ballentine, a Northern Ireland Hospice Nurse Specialist for Dementia, have collaborated on a special project during COVID-19. Together, they have developed the resource, ‘Supporting a person with Dementia following Bereavement during the COVID-19 pandemic’.