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IRN-BRU Carnival proudly partners with Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity to support great work for children’s health and wellbeing

The IRN-BRU Carnival, Scotland’s iconic funfair, is delighted to announce a proud partnership with Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity.

The Carnival, which has been bringing joy and laughter to families for over a century, is joining hands with the charity to support and enhance the lives of children in need.

Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity is a shining beacon of hope and compassion, dedicated to making a real difference in the lives of young patients and their families. This partnership symbolises the collective commitment to the health and well-being of children, and they are excited to work together to bring smiles to the faces of those who need it most.

William McGowan, Head of Business Development & Events, at Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity said “We are thrilled to be working in partnership with The IRN-BRU Carnival again this year. We are humbled by the generosity and support shown by IRN -BRU Carnival visitors each year, whose donations help fund life changing projects and services at Scotland’s largest children’s hospital.

“The IRN-BRU Carnival’s dedication to providing families with a memorable and joyful experience aligns perfectly with our aim of helping children and families during challenging times”.

The IRN-BRU Carnival is more than just a funfair; it’s an annual tradition that has been creating lasting memories for generations of families in Glasgow. With a wide range of exhilarating rides, thrilling games, and delectable treats, the Carnival has been a source of joy for countless children.

This partnership with Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity is an opportunity to extend that joy beyond the fairground and into the lives of children who are facing medical challenges.

“We believe in the power of fun, laughter, and togetherness,” said Kerry Porter, Marketing Manager for The IRN-BRU Carnival. “Our partnership with Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity allows us to bring a bit of the Carnival magic to children who may be going through difficult times. We’re excited to collaborate with the charity to make a positive impact in the lives of these remarkable young individuals.”

The partnership will include fundraising activities to support the vital work of Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, and an extra special event with Scotland’s Strongest Man, Conor Curran, exclusively for the Showmen and their families. In addition, The IRN-BRU Carnival have added charity donations to their ticket booking process, making it easier for visitors to make donations.

The IRN-BRU Carnival and Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity look forward to this exciting partnership and the positive impact it will have on the lives of children in Glasgow and beyond. Together, the aim is to create a world where every child’s health and happiness is a priority, and no child faces their medical challenges alone.

The IRN-BRU Carnival runs from the 22nd December 2023 – 14th January 2024. For more information, please visit:

For more information about Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, please visit:

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