The Junction raises £6.7k for Children’s Hospice

A bespoke Christmas performance, commissioned by The Junction and created by Cahoots NI has raised £6.7K for Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice.

‘Elves Got Talent’ was viewed by over 2,400 people, selling out each of its nine 40-minute performances that ran over a three-day period last month.

All proceeds from the £10 per car booking fee will support Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice in providing specialist respite, symptom management and end of life palliative care to over 370 infants and young people living with life-limiting illnesses in Northern Ireland.

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Providing a festive boost to the struggling Arts sectors, the production featured some of Northern Ireland’s best known acting talent including Philippa O’Hara and Sean Kearns and was financially supported by Arts and Business Northern Ireland and Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council. 

Chris Flynn, centre director of The Junction, Antrim, said: “We are incredibly happy with how successful our first ever drive-in Christmas spectacle went – the team at Cahoots NI developed an exceptionally high-standard production and feedback from allattendees has been immensely positive. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Christmas 2020 was very different for everyone but we were determined to inject some festive spirit and give families something to look forward to, which we achieved through the creation of Elves Got Talent.”

Mary McCall, director of NI Hospice, said: “The Junction has been extremely supportive of Northern Ireland Hospice during the Covid-19 pandemic, helping with our Emergency Appeal early last year and creating this wonderful Christmas

event. This kind donation will help care for children with life limiting conditions and their families all over Northern Ireland.”