Northern Ireland’s leading bakery Irwin’s has raised £15,000 for Helping Hand.
The charity, which is based at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children, supports the hospital through providing equipment, education and any other support needed for children and their families. To celebrate reaching the fundraising target, Irwin’s brought a pop-up bakery to the hospital for children to make the bakery’s famous Joeys.
Colette Wilson, Marketing Manager, Irwin’s Bakery said: “We were delighted to raise £15,000 for Helping Hand this year. Our partnership with the organisation was inspired by an Irwin’s employee whose child was a patient at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children. As a family-owned business baking bread for more than 100 years, we place great importance on families and supporting local communities. Helping Hand does so much to touch so many families’ lives.
“Helping Hand has been our official charity for the last two and a half years, and during that time our staff has raised money through a variety of activities including the Belfast City Marathon, the Ice Bucket Challenge and wage donations.
“We hope our donation helps the hospital and Helping Hand continue to do their amazing work.”