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A `wizard' idea to help Northern Ireland Children's Hospice

Ballantine the Wizard, Lofty from NICH and David Law, of W J Law.

Ballantine the Wizard, Lofty from NICH and David Law, of W J Law.

LISBURN company W J Law's spell binding idea for Northern Ireland Children's Hospice is set to transform children of primary school age into wizard word masters.

The fundraising event is tasking children to write their own stories for the fairytale writing competition. Spells, fairies and cauldrons are sure to play a part in the winning stories, which will be read in Ballantine Garden Village in Lisburn this Sunday, June 5 between 2.30pm and 5pm by wizard 'Ballantine'.

A fairytale day will set the scene for family entertainment and the 'Story Telling Fort' will be home to the reading of the winning stories along with many more fables and tales. The family day of fun is open to everyone with lots of activities including face painting, entertainment and spell binding scenes there will be something for everyone.

Corporate Fundraiser for the charity, Ellen Hillen visited Ballantine Garden Village this week and said, "Northern Ireland Children's Hospice is delighted with the concept of the Fairytale writing competition that will encourage local children to use their imagination and writing skills to support life-limited children. We are a local charity who rely heavily on the generosity of the public and support from corporate partners such as W J Law to raise much needed funds to help sustain our current level of service to families with children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses across NI."

David Law, Managing Director of WJ Law said: "We are hoping to transform Ballantine Garden Village into a magical location where children and families can share time together and at the same time help raise much needed funds for the Children's Hospice. You never know we may even discover the next JK Rowling."

The competition is open to all Primary School children in Northern Ireland, or just go along on the day dressed as your favourite fairytale character to join in the fun. Your fairytale can be as long as you like and you can draw your own pictures too.

Entries should be sent to: Northern Ireland Children's Hospice, Fairytale Competition c/o W J Law, Rosevale House, 171 Moira Road, Lisburn, BT28 1RW. Sponsor forms and further details may be found at For more information on Northern Ireland Children's Hospice visit

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