Santa joins King Henry for Christmas toy appeal to help Kilkenny families under strain
Hurling legend Henry Shefflin on on had to help Santa Claus turn on the Christmas lights at Mount Juliet Estate as the 5-star Kilkenny venue launched a joint appeal to collect and donate toys to Kilkenny families who find themselves under financial strain.
The ceremony also marked the recent reopening of Mount Juliet’s Manor House and Hunter’s Yard hotels.
Santa and Henry accepted donations from Mount Juilet along with Pat O’Hanlon from the Lion’s Club Kilkenny, who along with St Vincent De Paul Hamper Appeal, are also involved in the chairty initiative.
Mount Juliet Estate general manager Mark Dunne said: “We are excited to reopen and the team here has worked very hard to prepare the hotel for the return of our guests for this special Christmas period. 2020 has been a tough year for many and I applaud the Mount Juliet Estate employees for their generosity and thoughtfulness. I hope this charity collaboration is the start of a new tradition at Mount Juliet Estate and are looking forward to the inaugural collection day which promises to be very special.”
Both the Manor House and Hunter’s Yard hotels will be open to residents who will enjoy the many festive activities planned for the Christmas season.
To find out more about Christmas at Mount Juliet Estate this Christmas, log onto www.mountjuliet.ie or contact reservations on 056-7773000.