11 December 2017
By Bryan Smyth
The English Market Traders and Management are proud to announce that they have selected suicide prevention charity Pieta House as their nominated Christmas charity this year.
Órla Lannin, Manager of The English Market said “In the past, we have supported a children’s charities at Christmas, which is the obvious charity during the festive season. This year however, we’ve decided to support Pieta House, because while Christmas is a magical and exciting season for many, we realise that for many others it can be a lonely and anxious time, especially for those who have lost loved ones. We want those people who are suffering to know we recognise this and we support them.”
“To be nominated as The English Market’s Christmas charity, is a huge honour for Pieta House” says Angela Horgan, Funding & Advocacy Coordinator, Pieta House Cork. “Funds raised thanks to The English Market will go a long way in helping us support those touched by suicide. It’s also fantastic to have the Pieta name in such a prominent place; you never know who might see it that needs our help”.
This Christmas the English Market also welcomes a new addition to the festive season. The Market Hub (formerly known as Hilser’s), located on the Grand Parade has been transformed thanks to Hanleys of Cork, who generously decorated the windows in a Christmas theme. Cork Craft and Design have set up an amazing pop up shop in the Hub, selling beautiful locally sourced handmade gifts from jewellery to scarves to homewares.
Each English Market Trader is supporting Pieta House and all have collection boxes on their stalls where the public can donate. Donations can also be made to the beautiful crib situated in the Market Hub.
The Market Hub will be open every day from 11am – 7pm until Christmas Eve.