Circle K, Ireland’s largest forecourt and convenience retailer, has today announced the return of its Christmas car wash charity initiative at sites nationwide, excluding Circle K Express. The initiative, which first launched last year, will once again see funds raised go directly to the Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation, an Irish charity that funds and delivers specialist in-home nursing and end-of-life care, with no waiting list, for children under six in communities across Ireland.
From Monday 19th December to Saturday 24th December 2022 inclusive, €1 from every car wash purchased at a Circle K, excluding Circle K Express, will automatically be donated to the Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation. Not only is Christmas the most wonderful time of the year, but according to new data from Circle K, it is also the most popular time of the year to visit a car wash. The retailer expects that a fifth (20%) more motorists in Ireland will wash their cars this December compared to any other time this year. By visiting a Circle K car wash in the week before Christmas, not only can motorists ensure that their vehicle is looking its best before the festive season, but also support a very important cause.
This year, the Christmas car wash initiative, hopes to raise at least €30,000 in much-needed funds for the Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation, funding 1,667 hours of specialist home nursing care support for over 400 children currently under Jack and Jill’s care across the country. The Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, is an Irish children’s charity that funds and delivers specialist home nursing, respite support, and end-of-life care for children from birth to six years of age who have highly complex and life-limiting medical conditions. Its mission is to empower parents to care for their child at home because there is no care like home care for a Jack and Jill child, especially at Christmas time.