Henderson Santas hit the road for a good cause

Santas Michael Lappin, Peter Taylor and Andy McDonald from Henderson's will be heading out on more than 30 delivery lorries to visit customers and drum up donations for the Northern Ireland Children's Hospice
Santas Michael Lappin, Peter Taylor and Andy McDonald from Henderson's will be heading out on more than 30 delivery lorries to visit customers and drum up donations for the Northern Ireland Children's Hospice

Henderson Foodservice staff are hoping that festive road trips with over 30 lorries across 600 locations on Monday (December 22) will help push the company’s annual fundraising total for the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice to over £20,000.

Staff dressed as Santa Claus and elves from the Mallusk-based hospitality supplier will be heading out on their delivery lorries to visit customers and drum up donations for the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice.

It’s the final push in a year-long fundraising campaign which has seen the foodservice company raise £7,000 so far – a donation it has matched, to make £14,000.

“We’re hoping to raise at least another £3,000 from our festive road trips and again we’ll match it, which would mean raising a fantastic total of £20,000 in 2014,” said managing director Damien Barrett.

“Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice is the only service of its type within Northern Ireland caring for children and young people with very complex needs and we are proud to support its extremely important work.

“Our team will be on the road visiting around 600 locations from Coleraine to Kilkeel, and Belfast to Castlederg – we’ll even hop over the border and visit our customers in Cavan, spreading our Christmas cheer far and wide.”