Early festive Fota treat for 250 sick children

Early festive Fota treat for 250 sick children
Santa and Mrs. Claus at Fota House where they will meet children during the Cork City Hospitals Children's Club annual trip to Fota House at the end of the month. Picture: Denis Minihane.

AT the end of the month, 250 severely ill and deserving children will get to experience a magical day at Fota House.

Santa is set to take time out of his busy schedule to meet the children on November 29 and 30 in an event organised by the Cork City Hospitals Children’s Club.

Children from CUH, the Mercy University Hospital, Cork Deaf Association and Edel House will visit Fota House. They will travel in vintage cars, with help from Cork City and County Fire Brigades, the Cork Airport police and the Lord Mayor of Cork, with the CUH Scrubs Choir sending them off.

A spokesperson for the Cork City Hospitals Children’s Club said that the children will be in for a great day. “This wouldn’t be possible only for the great support of The Kinsale Vintage Cars, Mini Club of Ireland, gardaí from Togher, Bishopstown, Gurranabraher, and the traffic Corps of Anglesea Street.

“The children will be greeted by a number of characters from Paw Patrol, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Spiderman and many more. Santa and Mrs Claus and their many elves will be there to welcome them into the party.”

Entertainment will come from face painters, clowns, puppet shows and more, with music provided by RedFM DJs and food from city businesses. Santa and Mrs Clause will be on hand to ensure that everyone has a memorable day.

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