Merchant’s Magical Partnership with NI Children’s Hospice

Ahead of World Book Day (Thursday March 1), The Merchant Hotel has announced a magical new charity partnership with the Northern Ireland Children's Hospice, which will kick off with a Harry Potter themed fundraiser later this month

The JK Rowling bestseller is the subject of the first in a series of bi-monthly pub quizzes, which will take place in The Cloth Ear to raise much-needed funds for the charity.

Trivia lovers are being invited to delve into the wonderful world of Harry Potter and put their wizarding knowledge to the test at the special quiz on Wednesday March 28. There will be prizes for the best dressed witch or wizard and the team with the most creative name, as well as Harry Potter themed drinks on offer (over 18 only).

Throughout the yearlong partnership, The Merchant will host a range of fundraising events and initiatives, including an ambassador dinner event.

Gavin Carroll, General Manager, The Merchant Hotel said: “We are proud to partner with NI Children’s Hospice and are looking forward to hosting a range of events over the course of the next year to raise funds for this fantastic local charity.”

Katie Pollock, Head of Fundraising at NI Hospice said: “Each year, we rely on partnerships and events to raise funds, which in turn enables us to offer specialist paediatric palliative care to children with life limiting and terminal conditions. For families caring for a sick child, Hospice support is invaluable. We are delighted that The Merchant has chosen to support our work this year and look forward to an exciting and action packed partnership.”

The Harry Potter Quiz is the first in a series of themed pub quizzes that will take place in The Cloth Ear throughout the year. Entry costs £5 per person and a maximum of six people are permitted per team. To register, visit or call The Cloth Ear on 028 9026 2719. Entrance is strictly for over 18s. All proceeds from ticket sales will go to NI Children’s Hospice.