Circle K has announced that it has raised €175,513 in much-needed funds for its charity partner, the Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation, in the first year of a two-year partnership with the children’s charity.
The forecourt and convenience retailer noted that – through the support of Circle K customers, colleagues and dealer partners – the funds raised to date will help support over 9,750 hours of in-home nursing care and respite support for Jack and Jill families in communities across Ireland.
Announced last year, Circle K’s two-year partnership with the Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation will see at least €270,000 raised for the charity through several fundraising initiatives at service stations nationwide.
Commenting on the funds raised, Gillian Mc Gowran, director of market development at Circle K Ireland, said, ”Achieving the volume of funds raised to date would not have been possible without our customers, colleagues and dealer partners, and I would like to thank them for all their support so far.
“Customers can continue to help us in our fundraising efforts for the Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation in the months to come by engaging in several upcoming initiatives, which we will be announcing soon on our social-media channels.”
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 in-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.
There are currently over 400 children under the care of the Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation right across the country, and the charity’s 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.
Carmel Doyle, CEO of the Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation, added, “The funds raised allow our nursing team to continue to provide their vital support to Jack and Jill families, and it reminds those families that their local community cares.
“I would like to extend my gratitude to all the Circle K colleagues, customers and dealer partners who have given their invaluable support and gone above and beyond for Jack and Jill over this past year. You have all made a real and genuine difference in supporting the families under our care, and for that, we are immensely grateful.”
For more information on Circle K’s partnership with the Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation, click here.
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