Broadcaster Anna Daly was at Circle K Dundrum to officially launch the fundraising initiative. Anna concluded: “I was delighted to be asked by Circle K and the Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation to lend my support to this fantastic initiative. I’m a long-time supporter of Jack and Jill and the work they do with children and families is incredible in supporting them through difficult circumstances. Circle K have made it so easy to donate to Jack and Jill - by simply purchasing a car wash between the 19th and 24th December, you will be donating €1 in much needed funds to the charity. Not only will you be getting a shiny, clean car, but you will also be supporting children across Ireland with life- limiting conditions and keeping them at home with their families this Christmas. I’ll be putting mine through the car wash on Christmas week for sure!"
For more information, visit www.circlek.ie, Circle K Ireland on Facebook or @circlekireland on Twitter and Instagram.
About the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation
The Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation is an Irish children’s charity that funds and delivers specialist home nursing 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 & Jill child, especially at Christmas time.
Jack & Jill mobilises a crew of community nurses and carers, operates seven days a week, and has no waiting list. Over 2,600 families have been supported by the Foundation since it was established in 1997. Last year it funded and supported over 94,000 home nursing hours to the children under its wing, in addition to 25,000 hours of hands-on case management from its specialist children’s liaison nurses. To do this, the Foundation must raise over €4 million to fund its unique service each year. Jack & Jill funds and provides up to 80 hours per month of home nursing care for families, costing €1,440 per month.
For more information, visit www.jackandjill.ie