Circle K has announced that its Christmas charity initiative raised €40,000 in much-needed funds for the Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation.
The forecourt and convenience retailer explained that the initiative, which took place at Circle K sites nationwide, excluding Circle K Express, saw €1 from every car wash purchased between 19 and 24 December donated to the children’s charity.
Commenting on the success of the initiative, Carmel Doyle, CEO of the Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation, said, “I would like to thank all the staff and customers at Circle K for their generosity and hard work in making this happen.”
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.
Vital Home Nursing Care
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.
Soccer star and broadcaster Stephanie Roche, who officially launched the fundraising initiative, highlighted, “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.”
Circle K’s retail network is made up of over 420 stations across the island of Ireland.
Of these stations, 169 are owned by Circle K and 260 are owned by independent retail partners.
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