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Jack Murphy Jewellers Participate in Santa Fun Run & Charity Lunch


There was much festive cheer at the twelfth Newry Business Christmas Charity Lunch hosted by Newry Chamber of Commerce and Trade on Thursday 1 December 2011 at the Canal Court Hotel, Newry. The charity lunch event was a fantastic success and a very memorable occasion. 


Guests, who brought along toys to be distributed locally by the Saint Vincent de Paul and Salvation Army were welcomed by Cathal Austin, President of Newry Chamber of Commerce and Trade.


Lunch patrons were treated to beautiful festive entertainment by the presence of international violinist Patricia Treacy. 


Over 650 people attended the gala lunch, together with 200 children from local schools.  The Charity Lunch raised £67,852 approximately for local children’s charities incorporating cash and toys.  As a result, total funding raised over the twelve years of the event is £808,750.


Prior to the commencement of the Charity Lunch, the Newry Chamber of Commerce & Trade organised a Santa’s Charity Fun Run in Hill Street, with almost 100 Santas’ sponsored by local businesses, running for fun and cheered on by local Personality Big O.