Caroline Morahan calls on people in Tipperary to host an ice cream party to raise much needed funds for Down Syndrome Ireland

Actress and presenter Caroline Morahan took time out from preparing for her presenting gig at the Irish Film and Television Awards this Sunday to join in supporting the HB Hazelbrook Farm Fundays campaign in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland.

Caroline joined Lorna Dolan, 9 and Liam Tolan, 8 at the Botanic Gardens to host their very own ice-cream party and remind people across Ireland how simple it is to organise a get-together this summer and raise much needed funds for Down Syndrome Ireland. To get involved simply call local number 1890 37 37 37 or register online at www.downsyndrome.ie to receive your party pack, which includes vouchers for free HB Hazelbrook Farm ice cream.

Caroline Morahan calls on people in Tipperary to host an ice cream party to raise much needed funds for Down Syndrome Ireland

Caroline joins a host of other Irish celebrities including Miriam O Callaghan, Rachel Allen, Ray Foley and Ryan Turbridy in supporting the Fundays campaign, which is now in its 13th year. Speaking at the Botanic Gardens Caroline said: “I’m delighted to support such a fun and special campaign to help raise much-needed funds for Down Syndrome Ireland. HB Hazelbrook Farm is synonymous with parties, whether your preference is a cone, wafer or a bowl! Hosting an ice cream party is a great way to enjoy some quality time with your family and friends while helping raise money for this worth cause. I’ll be enjoying a raspberry ripple wafer backstage after the IFTAs this Sunday!’’

 

2015 is the 13th year that HB Hazelbrook Farm has supported the campaign, helping to raise more than €3million for Down Syndrome Ireland over that period. Last year, 1,020 parties across Ireland saw 142,442 people participate in the campaign and enjoy free HB Hazelbrook Farm ice cream. The campaign is a vital source of funding for the development of Down Syndrome Ireland’s nationwide support services to their members, families and organisations, which are in huge demand and under resourced. The monies raised help to fund core services in the areas of Early Development, Education, Health, Speech and Language Therapy and Independence to members of DSI and the professional community connected by Down Syndrome.

 

Each party that takes place makes a real and lasting difference to people with Down Syndrome and ensures continued development of Down Syndrome Ireland’s essential work. Pat Clarke, Chief Executive of Down Syndrome Ireland said: “The HB Hazelbrook Farm Ice Cream Fundays Campaign is a fantastic and fun way of raising funds for our organisation.  The support from both HB and the public means that we can maintain the level and quality of essential services that we provide to our members”.

 

Speaking about the campaign, Nigel Thomson, Senior Marketing Manager, HB Hazelbrook Farm said: “Down Syndrome Ireland is a really commendable charity and the HB Hazelbrook Farm team is proud to have supported its Ice Cream Fundays campaign for 13 years. HB Hazelbrook Farm is Ireland’s favourite ice cream, beloved by families for generations, so the Ice Cream Fundays campaign is a great way for people to enjoy delicious ice cream with friends and family while supporting the invaluable work of DSI.’’

For more information on how you can get involved in the campaign you can call local number 1890 37 37 37 or register online at www.downsyndrome.ie or email sandrab@downsyndrome.ie, for your HB Hazelbrook Farm Ice Cream Fundays pack.

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