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Mallusk Enterprise Park supporting NI Children’s Hospice in memory of Oscar Knox with a “Party in the Park’

12 August 2019

Mallusk Enterprise Park in Newtownabbey are supporting the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice in memory of Oscar Knox through a ‘Party in the Park’ event.

The event will take place on the 23rd August 2019 from 4pm at Mallusk Enterprise Park and will mark the end of the school holidays through a fun filled, free, family afternoon.

Emma Garrett, CEO of Mallusk Enterprise Park said “Leona Knox from Solving Kids Cancer and mother of Oscar Knox is one of our business tenants and we are delighted to be able to run this event to raise money for Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice in Oscar’s name.” “Our organisation is itself, a Social Enterprise with charitable status which supports local people into self-employment through training programmes and bespoke mentoring. We also provide workspace accommodation for both burgeoning entrepreneurs and established businesses. We are hoping that our 60 tenant companies, surrounding businesses and the local community join us to party in the park on the 23rd August!”

Fun filled activities will include a BBQ, live music, entertainment and a lot’s more family fun to enjoy. Local businesses have come together to champion the cause by donating prizes which can be won on the day via a raffle.

Leona Knox , Oscar Knox mum and Research Co-Ordinator for Solving Kids Cancer said “The care we received in Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice was second to none. We are so grateful to the staff who cared for both Oscar and us at such a sad time in our lives.”

“Like any Charity, if it’s not supported through public fundraising it won’t be able to operate. Please get behind this event. Come along and bring the family for what’s set to be a real fun event. Local families supporting their local charity. We never expected that we would ever need the services of Children’s Hospice but we are so grateful that they were there for us.”

The Party in the Park event begins at 4pm on Friday 23rd August at Mallusk Enterprise Park in Newtownabbey.

For more information on the Party in the Park, visit https://www.facebook.com/malluskenterprise/