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Decorating and donating

Wednesday, 4th November, 2020 2:59pm

Add a charming festive flair to your home while also supporting a worth cause this Christmas.

Avoca’s team of crafters have designed two bespoke exclusive products for the Walk in My Shoes campaign - a beautiful candle and pack of paper chain decorations, with all proceeds going to the St Patrick’s Mental Health Services cause.

The candle, made in Ireland, invites the smooth and warm scent of sandalwood and is available for €22.95 while the paper chains are €8.95.

The Walk in My Shoes campaign was first established in 2012 when a young man in St Patrick’s Mental Health Services said that he wished his friends could walk in his shoes to understand how he was feeling. Since then, Walk in My Shoes have launched initiatives each year to promote positive mental health in schools and communities around Ireland.

Amanda McArdle, Project Manager at Walk in My Shoes said: “We are delighted that Avoca has chosen Walk in My Shoes as their charity partner this Christmas. Walk in My Shoes runs a number of awareness-raising and education campaigns throughout the year, such as our #MindYourSelfie resources for classrooms, our Transition Year programme and our popular Mission Possible awards, celebrating schools that promote positive wellbeing.

“This partnership will allow us to create further opportunities to support young people, teachers and parents at home, or in the classroom, during this challenging time.”

Maoliosa Connell, Marketing Director at AVOCA, said: “We are very proud to support and promote positive mental health and effect meaningful change in peoples lives, particularly in these current challenging times.

“We’re thrilled to be part of the conversation this Christmas and support Walk in My Shoes’ campaign initiatives, as well as raise funds to aid the awareness-raising and education resources they provide to local communities across Ireland. We are proud to offer a meaningful gift to give this Christmas.”

The candle and paper chains are available in store and online at avoca.com.

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