The Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation is a 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.
The initiative, which took place at sites nationwide (excluding Circle K Express), saw €1 from every car wash purchased between 19 and 24 December donated to the children’s charity.
Through the support of Circle K customers and colleagues, the funds raised will provide 1,800 hours of home nursing care to the 412 children currently under the care of the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation across the country.
“We are delighted to make this donation today, to the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation, and lend our support to a fantastic organisation,” said Emmet Toft, car wash manager at Circle K Ireland.
“Circle K is committed to doing all we can to support families who face incomprehensible challenges.
“I would like to thank all my colleagues and our customers for their support of our Christmas initiative, and we will be announcing the details of more fundraising initiatives that will take place at sites across Ireland to support Jack & Jill in the coming months.”
Carmel Doyle, CEO of the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation, added, “I was delighted to be at Circle K Artane, to thank Emmet and all the staff and customers for their generosity and hard work.
“This whopping €32,400 that has been raised by Circle K is a real gift of time that funds home nursing care hours for our Jack & Jill families.
“This huge effort also reminds us that no one walks this care journey alone, and that our Jack & Jill families are really supported by their home community.”