Santa Claus flies early with CityJet
Temple Street Hospital
Wednesday 14th December 2011.
Santa Claus and his merry elves jetted off on a special flight today with 40 kids and their families from Temple Street Children’s University Hospital. This unique Christmas themed event, organised by CityJet, affords sick children and their families the chance to experience what it is like to fly.
Onboard the special festive flight, departing from Dublin Airport, the children were met by CityJet cabin crew dressed up as elves who gave a special, interactive presentation. They were also given gift bags filled with treats for the journey. Afterwards, the kids were taken to the CityJet offices in Swords, where they had a party and met Santa Claus himself.
‘Temple Street Children’s University Hospital cares for over 130,000 children each year from all over Ireland. We like to think of Temple Street as a ‘home away from home’ for our patients, their parents and extended families. Thank you to CityJet for giving some of our patients and their families the opportunity to have a break from their treatment and enjoy some festive cheer and the magic of Christmas,’ Mo Durkan, Head of Communications, Children’s University Hospital, Temple Street CityJet has been working with Temple Street Children’s University Hospital for the past decade, helping to raise both money and awareness for the hospital as part of CityJet’s corporate dedication to children’s charities. A recent internal staff event raised an incredible 4,050 EURO, which was presented today to Nerilie Watson from Temple Street by Christine Ourmières, CEO of CityJet.
As Ms. Ourmières, explained ‘Temple Street Children’s Hospital does outstanding work for Ireland’s sick children, providing leading paediatric care, particularly to those that may otherwise be unable to afford it. Unfortunately, some of the children at the hospital have never been well enough to fly on holiday with their families, so we hope that with our annual Santa Express flight, we can share the joy of flying with the children and their families, hopefully helping them have a Christmas they won’t soon forget.’