Folens, one of Ireland’s leading educational publishers, is celebrating 60 years in business, during which it has entertained and educated children with their much-loved annuals. Even today, interest and excitement has not diminished thanks to their engaging and current content.
Christmas 2018 marks the seventh year of the Folens Christmas Annual Charity Campaign. The campaign, which has proved incredibly successful over the years, involves thousands of Christmas Annuals being donated to children’s wards across the country.
Entitled ‘Súgradh, Sonas, Siamsa and Spraoi’, the Folens Christmas Annuals evoke memories of childhood. Christmas stockings hanging over the fireplace packed with treats, family fun and always a Christmas Annual from Folens to provide a day full of entertainment.
Elizabeth Ivory, Marketing Manager at Folens, said: “Now in its seventh year, the Folens Christmas Annual Charity Campaign reminds us of the challenges faced by children receiving care as well as their families. Every year our Christmas Annuals help to lift spirits and add a little festive cheer.
“Over the last six years, we have donated thousands of Christmas Annuals to the many children’s wards throughout the country. This year we will donate a further 8,000 annuals and we would like to take this opportunity to thank the Children in Hospital Ireland play volunteers and all of the children’s care units for their continued help and support.”
Anna Gunning, CEO of Children in Hospital Ireland, said: “We are always delighted to partner with Folens on this initiative and we know how much this means to the children who may have to spend time in hospital over the Christmas period. The CHI volunteers in the hospitals love distributing these annuals and taking the opportunity to read these with the young patients in hospital.”
The Folens Christmas Annual Charity Campaign would not be possible without the support of the dedicated volunteers of Children’s Hospital Ireland (CHI), who help to distribute the annuals throughout children’s wards nationwide. CHI is a voluntary organisation working directly with children in hospitals to help them cope with illness and hospitalisation through the provision of daily play sessions and provides ongoing support to families.