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Circle K Christmas charity initiative raises €40k for Jack and Jill Children Children’s Foundation

Circle K, Ireland’s largest forecourt and convenience retailer, is proud to announce that its Christmas charity initiative raised €40,000 in much-needed funds for the Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation.

The Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation is an Irish children’s charity that funds and delivers specialist in-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. The initiative, which took place at Circle K sites nationwide, excluding Circle K Express, saw €1 from every carwash purchased between the 19th-24th December donated to the children’s charity.

Through the support of Circle K customers and colleagues, the funds raised will provide 2,222 hours of vital home nursing care to over 400 children currently under the care of the Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation right across the country.


Commenting on the success of the initiative, Judy Glover, Senior Market Director at Circle K Ireland added: “We are delighted to have built on the success of last year’s initiative by exceeding our fundraising target and raising €40,000 in much-needed funds for the Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation. The Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation carry out such important work to help families under their care across the country, and this donation wouldn’t be possible without the support of our colleagues, customers, and campaign ambassador, Stephanie Roche. From all at Circle K, we would like to thank everyone who supported the fundraising initiative this Christmas.’'


Carmel Doyle, CEO of the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation added: “I’m delighted to accept this tremendous donation of €40,000 as a result of Circle K’s recent carwash fundraising initiative. I would like to thank all the staff and customers at Circle K for their generosity and hard work in making this happen. This donation will fund vital home nursing care hours for Jack and Jill families and is a reminder that they are not on this care journey alone with the whole Circle K community behind them.”


Soccer star and broadcaster Stephanie Roche, who officially launched the fundraising initiative concluded: “I was delighted to support Circle K and the Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation on this initiative, and I am thrilled to hear how much money was raised in just a week. The Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation provide such an important service to families and this donation ensures that they can continue to support those who need it most. Well done to all who donated to this cause.”


About the Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation

The Jack and 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, in communities across Ireland.


The charity mobilises a crew of nurses, operates seven days a week, with no means test and no waiting list and over 2,800 families have been supported since Jack and Jill’s establishment 25 years ago in 1997.


Today over 400 children and their families are supported with up to 80 hours of home nursing care per month at a cost of €1,440 per month, or €17,280 per year. The support is often described as ‘a gift of time’, giving parent carers and siblings a break from their 24/7 care regime, safe in the knowledge that their Jack and Jill child is well cared for at home, where they belong.


For more information, visit www.jackandjill.ie


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