PROJECT SANTA UPDATE
“We have just received news from the Specialist Joinery Group logistics team that Santa’s delivery has reached it’s final destination at the North Pole this evening. The furniture is currently being prepared for final installation to the specialist benchmark, ahead of the grand opening of Santa’s new Global innovation centre on Christmas eve. The elves and Mrs Claus gave our team a great welcome and they are very happy with the work completed so far.”
Our team have sent us some SPECIAL footage of our lorry’s arrival to the NORTH POLE!
Thank you for your support
After seeing so many smiling faces over the weekend, our team are still on cloud nine! We have received overwhelming feedback and it is truly humbling for us to know that our hard work has been appreciated and enjoyed by so many people at this special time of year.
The event would not have been possible with you and your family’s support. THANK YOU.
After a hard day’s work on Friday our team set to work overnight transforming Specialist HQ into a world class visitor Christmas Wonderland attraction. On Saturday the event was open to all our staff and their families as part of our annual Christmas celebrations. On the second day of the event, we opened our doors to our local community, selling tickets for the event.
Through ticket sales and donations on the two days of Project Santa & Specialist’s Secret Christmas Wonderland an amazing total of £24,745.00 was raised for charitable causes. Every penny of this is being donated to 10 key charities, which were chosen by our staff earlier this year. To maximize the money going to charity, Specialist Joinery Group sponsored all associated costs and catering outlets which operated within the venue on Sunday have also kindly donated their profits to the charities listed.
Project Santa & Specialist’s Secret Christmas Wonderland would not have been possible without the hard work of our staff and event partners, who gave generously of their time during many weeks of planning. There were also countless hours of planning and coordination behind the scenes to ensure that the event would proceed safely and be a truly magical Christmas experience for all the family.
In 2018, Specialist Joinery Group celebrates 30 years in business. To celebrate the team have embarked upon a unique challenge. We aim to raise £100,000 for 10 charitable causes within this year of celebration. The charities chosen hold special significance to our team, as many of our Specialist families have been assisted by the work of these wonderful organisations over the years. This is our opportunity to express our sincere thanks and gratitude to them. This is the first of a series of family charity events that we will be hosting in 2018 to raise money for our charities and we will keep everyone posted as those plans develop over the next while.
Due to the success of the project completed for Santa, we have received brilliant news that Specialist Joinery Group will continue our work for this very prestigious client over the next year and we can confirm that there is a further contract being discussed at present. We look forward to you all joining us again next year for an even more magical Project Santa & Specialist’s Secret Christmas Wonderland and in the meantime we will of course let you know when we hear anymore news from the North Pole.
We take this opportunity to once again thank you and to wish you and your families a happy Christmas and peaceful New Year.
John Bosco, Ciaran, Sean and Dermot and the staff of Specialist Joinery Group.
Thank you to event partners; Arbutus Catering, Martin Duggan- Elf Air, Tinkerbelle, Bounceabouts, Carousels4events.com, Carn Media, Acorn Images, Brian Moore Event Compere, Swift Services, Lough Neagh Rescue, Johnny Slushtails, Ross Nickle, Johnston Printing & Kerr Signs
The charities & worthy causes chosen to benefit from our fundraising activities are; Steps, Alzheimers, Our Lady of Lourdes Pilgrimage, Chest Heart & Stroke, Cystic Fibrosis, Marie Curie, Children’s Cancer Unit, NI Children’s Hospice, Kings College Hospital, London and Sands.