“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.”
We want to take the opportunity to thank all of our big-hearted volunteers, across all 11 of our Jack and Jill Charity Boutiques and our online store, for their continuous support and commitment to #TeamJackandJill.
We couldn’t do what we do, without our amazing volunteers who work tirelessly to help support Jack and Jill families in their local community.
Meet our wonderful Head of Retail, Deirdre Walsh, and some of our brilliant volunteers across our retail network.
Jack and Jill Mum Carla Thompson was photographed at the launch of the campaign with her daughter Lucy, aged 3 from Mullingar
Today, in celebration of National Volunteering Week, we wanted to share Geraldine’s story, who volunteers in our Wicklow Jack and Jill Charity Boutique.
Geraldine in Wicklow
Over the years my family and myself have been on what I can only describe as a journey. One we never thought we would have to take.
Having a child with a life-threatening illness, medical or special needs of any kind is not easy on any family or family member. If it was not for the care, compassion, kindness, generosity and time from people who helped us along the way, life would be, and would have been, so much harder.
As a family we always planned to give back when we could to help others. For so many helped us.
If I can help towards making someone’s life even a tiny bit easier, I am so grateful and proud to be even a small part of it.
To say we have met some incredible people along the way and continue to meet incredible people still to this day is an understatement.
It is a privilege to be part of the team in Jack and Jill, Wicklow. From day one, I have been made feel so welcome. They truly are an amazing group to be around. I really enjoy my time in their company. We always have time for our customers, the generous people who continuously donate items and time for each other too – with some giggles thrown in too!!
What more could you ask for?
All the while being able to help towards providing much-needed funds for vital care, support and time for what really matters most in life.
Family, love and getting to spend as much time together as you possibly can.
Thank you, Geraldine!
If you feel inspired by Geraldine and would like to join #TeamJackandJill by volunteering for a few hours in one of our charity boutiques each week, we would love to hear from you!