Mallusk Enterprise Park in Newtownabbey is supporting Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice in memory of the beloved Oscar Knox through a ‘Party in the Park’ event on Friday, 23rd August.
The event will mark the end of the school holidays and will feature variety of fun-filled activities including a BBQ, live music, entertainment and a lot’s more for families to enjoy! Local businesses have come together to champion the cause by donating prizes which can be won on the day via a raffle.
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 a Social Enterprise with charitable status which supports local people into self-employment through training programmes and bespoke mentoring. We also provide work-space 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!".
Leona Knox, Oscar Knox's mum and Research Co-Coordinator for Solving Kids Cancer, added: “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. 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. Please come along to this fun-filled event in support of the Children's Hospice".
For more information on the Party in the Park, please visit https://www.facebook.com/malluskenterprise/