Construction Company To Deliver Handmade Toys To Children’s Ward At UHK

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Sisk Apprentices making Toys for Christmas which will be delivered to hospitals and charities around the country, including University Hospital Kerry. Photo Colm Mahady / Fennells – Copyright© Fennell Photography 2017

A CONSTRUCTION company is delivering toys to the children’s ward at University Hospital Kerry this week.

John Sisk & Son, is delivering over 500 handcrafted wooden toys to schools, children’s hospitals and charities across Ireland and the United Kingdomin the run up to Christmas.

The beautiful wooden toys, which were handmade over the past month by Sisk’s apprentice carpenters and joiners at the company’s workshop on the Nass Road in Dublin, will be delivered to University Hospital Kerry.

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The John Sisk & Son Christmas Toy Project was started by John G Sisk at the old Sisk Joinery over 40 years ago. Today, Sisk has a state of the art training facility for apprentice carpenters and joiners located at its head office in Dublin. This facility is headed up by Training Centre Manager, Dave Tracey.

Commenting on the initiative, Mr Tracey, said: “The John Sisk & Son Christmas Toy Project is a longstanding tradition that has gone from strength to strength over the past 40 years. The toys are hand made by our apprentice carpenters and joiners, utilising the skills taught to them at our training centre in Dublin. The toys are donated to deserving causes all around Ireland, the UK and further afield. This our way of giving something back to the communities that have supported us throughout the year.

Work on the toys commences in mid-November and takes 4-5 weeks to complete, with all staff and management in the training centre getting involved.

The apprentices involved, some dressed as Santa, will load the toys into vans and deliver them to the various charities around the country.

Sisk Apprentices making Toys for Christmas. Picture Colm Mahady / Fennells – Copyright© Fennell Photography 2017


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  1. Wow that’s an initiative that has brought tears to my eyes. Superb work!