ISPCC Ambassadors Robbie and Claudine Keane officially launched Keelings’ first Irish strawberries of the season at Keelings Farm Shop in St. Margarets, Co. Dublin.
To celebrate the start of the Irish strawberry season, Keelings is hosting its annual First Irish Harvest Festival in support of ISPCC Childline on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th April.
“Childline is a vital service that helps children every day by answering over 1,000 calls as well as responding to a huge amount of texts and online chats,” David Keeling, managing director, said.
“To cover its costs it has to raise over €3.2 million each year, and more than 90% of that comes from donations. This is our second year partnering with ISPCC and we are looking forward to a very successful family event at our First Harvest Festival.
First Irish Harvest Festival
The weekend event is open to all, and guests will learn to plant their first Irish strawberry plant and make their own seed bombs to take home to promote biodiversity and pollination.
Children and ‘little growers’ can enjoy games and entertainment, face-painting and bouncy castles, while also learning about the importance of the bugs and bees from Keelings’ growers.
The larger growers will be able to relax at a pop-cafe with hot drinks and food carts.
“We are delighted to partner with Keelings for the second year running. We want to be there for every child and young person in Ireland and the support from companies like Keelings, ensures us that we can,” John Church, CEO, ISPCC, said.
“It is great to be able to partner with successful Irish businesses, and the people behind them, who believe in the work we do at the ISPCC. We look forward to our association with Keelings into the future”.
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