412 children are supported by Jack and Jill which is the highest number since the charity was established and the charity has extended its maximum hours per month to 80 hours per family.
WHY JACK AND JILL WAS THE RIGHT PARTNER FOR CIRCLE K
Judy Glover, Senior Market Development Director at Circle K Ireland: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome The Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation as Circle K Ireland’s new charity partner, we are proud to be partnering with an organisation that has such passion for improving the lives of children and the families who care for them.
Jack and Jill provide much needed in home nurses care for children that are suffering from severe brain trauma or injury, the nurses care allows families time to do “normal” things “the gift of time” with other siblings which is invaluable, Jack and Jill are a fantastic foundation with roots spanning to communities across Ireland, and a track record of success and putting people first.
As organisations, we work in different sectors, but we share some very important values, particularly Accessibility, Commitment, and Adaptability. We look forward to a long and happy relationship.”
Carmel Doyle, CEO at The Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation added: "We are so proud to welcome Circle K into our community of local heroes who care. With an all-time high of 400 families under our care today, this partnership couldn’t come at a better time, particularly as we mark 25 years of Jack and Jill, determined to meet the growing demand for our service with your help.
As a local Irish children's charity, we are all about family, community and making life a little easier through our ongoing care commitment of up to 80 hours per month per family for up to 6 years. That is a big responsibility in terms of funding and delivery. Therefore, we are asking your staff and customers to shop local, support local and donate local, in the knowledge that their donation will support young children locally with specialist home nursing care, including end-of-life care. We believe there is no care like home care and with your help, we can keep Jack and Jill children warm, cosy and well cared for at home in their community, where they belong."