Potato firm supports Lapland dreams

Pictured (L-R) is Jack Rodgers, Chairman of the NI Children to Lapland and Days to Remember Trust, and Michael McKillop of Glens of Antrim Potatoes. The Co Antrim potato company will donate a portion of proceeds from specially-marked bags sold between 20th November and 24th December to the charity.

Pictured (L-R) is Jack Rodgers, Chairman of the NI Children to Lapland and Days to Remember Trust, and Michael McKillop of Glens of Antrim Potatoes. The Co Antrim potato company will donate a portion of proceeds from specially-marked bags sold between 20th November and 24th December to the charity.

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For the fourth year in a row, Glens of Antrim Potatoes is getting in the spirit of Christmas by partnering with the NI Children to Lapland and Days to Remember Trust.

The Co Antrim-based potato supplier will donate a portion of proceeds from specially-marked bags sold between 20th November and 24th December to the charity. The money will help fund the charity’s annual ‘Fantasy Flight’ which brings terminally ill children to Lapland for a special Christmas trip.

Michael McKillop from Glens of Antrim Potatoes said: “The holiday season is all about giving so we are happy to be supporting NI Children to Lapland and Days to Remember Trust for Christmas once again. We enjoy raising funds for the organisation each Christmas as the trip to Lapland is a dream come true for the children. We encourage everyone to pick up a bag of spuds this season as it’s an easy way to support a worthy cause.”

Preparations for this year’s Christmas flight to Lapland are well underway, with 120 terminally ill children and their families set for departure on the 16th December. Jack Rodgers, Chairman of the NI Children to Lapland and Days to Remember Trust added:

“Our charity, and each of the families who benefit from this trip, are extremely grateful to all at Glens of Antrim Potatoes for their support. The money which the company pledges is invaluable as the Fantasy Flight creates lasting memories for each family and makes Christmas extra special. It is great to know that something as simple as a potato can also bring a little magic into a child’s life. ”