Charitable Donation Instead of Christmas Cards
This Christmas, instead of sending out cards, the Partners at Stewarts have decided to sponsor the Northern Ireland’s Children to Lapland Trust.
Please see the below extract from the Trust’s website (http://www.niclt.org) explaining the valuable work they carry out for the terminally ill, long term ill and deserving children.
The Partners would like to take this opportunity to wish a Merry Christmas and prosperous New Year to all our loyal clients and those persons & companies that enable the Firm to advise and assist our clients.
Extract from the Northern Ireland’s Children to Lapland Trust website.
The Children to Lapland Appeal was launched in September 2007 in conjunction with a Southern Ireland based Tour Operator.
On finding that at any one time, in Northern Ireland there are over 900 terminally ill children, excluding long term sick and deserving children, it was decided to legally form our own registered charity to serve our own province.
Hence ‘ NORTHERN IRELAND ’S CHILDREN TO LAPLAND TRUST’ was created and legally registered as a charity. Its purpose is to provide a day full of magic, fun and fantasy, by taking long-term, terminally ill and deserving children to meet Santa at his home in Lapland.
Last year on 23rd December, we took 176 to Lapland (109 children, the rest being made up of doctors, nurses and carers). The joy that was experienced by the children, many of whom had bravely endured great suffering in their daily lives, was pure magic. Many of these children are no longer with us and indeed, it was probably the last trip they made.
Our Hospice and Hospitals, who solely select the children, are extremely excited that we intend making this an annual event. Our sole aim is to provide the magic and fulfil their young fantasies on a trip of a lifetime – a lifetime that sometimes is sadly too short.