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Launch of the Pol Roger Hillsborough International Oyster Festival 2014.

Kerry Boyd, Autism NI’s Marketing Manager, and crooner James Huish raise a toast to the success of the Pol Roger Hillsborough International Oyster Festival 2014, which runs from 2-7 September.

Champagne Icon Pops the Cork on a Sponsorship Deal with Hillsborough International Oyster Festival.

 

A major new partner has been signed up for the Hillsborough International Oyster Festival 2014 to ensure this year’s celebrations at the historic Co Down village are a sparkling success!

Pol Roger, the luxury champagne house which has been supplying the British aristocracy with bubbly since 1849, is the headline sponsor of this year’s Festival, which runs from 2-7 September.

“We are delighted to announce the Pol Roger Hillsborough International Oyster Festival,” said Chairman Janet Higginson.  “Oysters and champagne make great partners and we are confident Pol Roger will be a sparkling addition to an already unique Festival”

“It’s not just about oysters, however, it’s about good food, good wine and good fun. This year, the Festival’s nominated charity is Autism NI and we have a wide range of events for all the family that will help to raise money for this very worthy charity. We extend an invitation to the whole of Northern Ireland to come and visit.”

Information on this year’s programme, which includes a Castle Fun Day, Masters Golf Tournament, Banquet & Ball, Live Concert Night and Super Car Sunday and, of course, the World Oyster Eating Championship, can be found at www.hillsboroughoysterfestival.com.

One of the stars of this year’s Festival is crooner James Huish, who will take to the stage with his 10-piece band at the Gala Ball on September 5.

‘Pol Roger is one of the most prestigious of the grand marque champagnes and since 2012 has been exclusively distributed in Northern Ireland through Drinks Inc,” said Paul Camplisson, Managing Director.

“We’re delighted to support the Hillsborough International Oyster Festival, one of our most celebrated local events, which for 22 years has supported charities throughout Northern Ireland.”

Kerry Boyd, Autism NI’s Marketing Manager, said it is delighted to have been chosen as this year’s nominated charity.

“Not only will it be a great opportunity to raise vital funds for Autism NI’s services which includes a Parent Support Network, Training Department, Family Support Service and Helpline, but it also will provide a great platform to raise awareness for this ‘hidden disability’,” she said.

The Pol Roger Hillsborough International Oyster Festival 2014 also receives generous sponsorship from the Northern Ireland Tourist Board and Lisburn City Council.

 

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