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VANRATH and Blue Moon Event Design create festive wonderland for NI Children's Hospice

13 December 2017

BELFAST’s leading specialist recruitment agency VANRATH and event management specialists Blue Moon have joined forces to give the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice a special Christmas makeover.

The Children’s Hospice in Newtownabbey has been transformed into a magical winter wonderland adorned with festive decorations, from twinkling lights, to Christmas trees and reindeers, bringing the spirit of the holiday season to Horizon House.

VANRATH has been supporting Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice since 2013, through the charity’s Time to Care initiative, which funds the salary of a qualified children’s nurse.

VANRATH founder and Director, Wayne Sullivan commented: “VANRATH are very proud supporters of the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice. We are aware that a number of the children will spend their Christmas at Horizon House, so it was a pleasure to be able to deliver some extra festive cheer for them this year- they deserve it.”

Heather Weir, CEO at Northern Ireland Hospice, said: “For many children and their families, Horizon House is a home from home; a place where they spend holidays and a place where they can benefit from respite care.

“To be able to bring Christmas to them in such spectacular fashion is really special. Everyone, staff, patients, siblings and parents will enjoy this wonderful gesture from VANRATH and Blue Moon.”

Rachael Lindsey, owner of Blue Moon Event Design said: “It was a pleasure to create the most adorable Christmas scenes for such special children, their families and the wonderful staff and volunteers.

“The Blue Moon Elves descended on Horizon House to spread some Christmas magic; a flurry of festive lit Snowy trees, life-size Reindeer, giant Jolly Snowmen and even Santa Claus himself, all generously sponsored by VANRATH. It was by far our favourite job of the year!”

 VANRATH founder and Director Wayne Sullivan and NI Hospice staff nurses Grainne Donnelly and Janet Burns (right) welcome the festive wonderland created by VANRATH and Blue Moon Event Design as a gift to Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice

VANRATH founder and Director Wayne Sullivan and NI Hospice staff nurses Grainne Donnelly and Janet Burns (right) welcome the festive wonderland created by VANRATH and Blue Moon Event Design as a gift to Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice