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Video: Liam Neeson backs Northern Ireland Children's Hospice Christmas campaign

Liam Neeson appeared in a video to support the Northern Ireland Chidren;s Hospice 

BALLYMENA movie star Liam Neeson has donned a Peanuts-themed Christmas jumper to get behind the Northern Ireland Children's Hospice's Jingle All The Way campaign.

The Schindler's List actor appeared in a video on social media wearing the jumper featuring Snoopy lying in his trademark pose on top of his kennel as festive lights flash below him.

Mr Neeson said there are "a particular set of skills" people can use to get involved in the fund-raising to support the charity depending on the kind of event they would like to run.

The hospice's suggestions include:

Christmas collection:  Are you part of a church or community group? Show your support for Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice by hosting your own Christmas collection for us

Jingle Moviethon:  Watch your favourite Christmas films on repeat all day 

Christmas Jumper Day:  Wear your festive jumper or crazy crimbo cardigan

Christmas Bobble Hat Day:  Get into the festive spirit by wearing a Christmas themed bobble hat

Host a Christmas Bake-off:  Invite your friends and loved ones to create their favourite festive treats and prepare for an afternoon/evening of fun and festive cheer

Santa Fun Run:  Everyone loves a bit of sport and exercise... So why not have a Fun Run in the theme of Santa Clause

Name the elf:  Let a nameless elf sit in your school, workplace or club so people can guess his name. Make a donation for a name choice for the chance of winning the elf

Carol Singing: Hire your choir out for events, or sing in public places and take donations

How your support can make a difference this Christmas:

£1150 can provide 24 hours of end of life care at Horizon House

£225 can provide a day of specialist Community Nurses services

£113 can provide a morning of specialist Community Nurse services

£30 can provide an hour of specialist Community Nurse services

£220 can provide a full day session of vital physiotherapy support

From tailored fundraising materials to PR and Communications support, the hospice's Community Fundraising Team will be on hand to help support your event. For more information on how you can get involved, email jingle@nihospice.org or call us on 02890 777123.

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