Local adventure provider, We Are Vertigo has brought joy to thousands of Northern Irish children whose birthdays have been cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
Free passes to the company’s Inflatable Park, located at its Titanic Quarter facility will be given out to children aged between 4 and 10 who celebrate their birthday between 1st March – 31st May.
The birthday passes are one of several goodwill gestures that We Are Vertigo is currently offering. 50 schools across Northern Ireland will be gifted with a free party for P7 pupils, whose primary education ended abruptly this month. The parties can be booked at either of the adventure provider’s two locations, Newtownbreda or Titanic Quarter and will offer pupils the chance to enjoy a final send-off with their friends. Schools can enter the competition via We Are Vertigo’s website and Facebook page.
Commenting on the company’s efforts to restore hope for children, Gareth Murphy, Managing Director of We Are Vertigo said:
“We’re living in unprecedented times and while we all try to adjust to this new type of normal, we recognise it’s been a significant upheaval for children, who are struggling to understand why they can’t celebrate their birthday with friends, or for P7 pupils, coming to terms with realising they won’t be returning to their primary school again.
“The focus to protect our own mental health is more prevalent than ever before, but it’s vital that we do whatever we can to protect our children’s mental health during this challenging period. As a company, we felt that we could help parents and teachers alike by giving kids something positive to focus on as a way of reassuring them that this will pass – and life will return to normal.”
In addition, to thank the NHS staff for their continued commitment and tireless efforts, We Are Vertigo will host a dedicated day at its Newtownbreda site, where NHS workers and their families will be invited to come down and enjoy a day out together.
Gareth Murphy, added:
“Whilst we will never be able to thank the incredible NHS staff enough for their exceptional work and efforts during this pandemic, we want to provide them with a chance to enjoy some much-needed fun and downtime with their family, whenever it is safe to do so.”
These new initiatives follow another community outreach programme run by We Are Vertigo staff and volunteers last week. A considerable number of care packages, which contained essential food and hygiene products were delivered to elderly and vulnerable people living within a three-mile radius of the company’s Newtownbreda and Titanic Quarter facilities.
For further information visit www.wearevertigo.com or connect with We Are Vertigo on Facebook, @VertigoBelfast and Twitter @WeAre_Vertigo.