Locals are encouraged to support 12 children across Tipperary currently under the care of Jack and Jill by shopping, volunteering or donating pre-loved items to the charity boutique.
The Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation has opened a new charity boutique on Main Street, Carrick-on-Suir selling a fantastic selection of pre-loved clothes, accessories, toys, books, LEGO and household items.
The newly opened boutique, situated near to Meany’s Shoe shop, is raising much-needed funds to help support 12 children currently under Jack and Jill’s care across Co. Tipperary.
Deirdre Walsh, Head of Retail at the Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation said: “We are so proud and thrilled to be opening a new charity boutique in Carrick-On-Suir, which is so important to our fundraising drive to support in-home nursing and respite care for local families across Tipperary, and beyond. We are currently supporting twelve local families, and since our service began in 1997, we have provided much-needed care for 72 families across Tipperary.
“Our fabulous new boutique will be a real meeting point for our community, and we are looking forward to welcoming locals, whether they are donating pre-loved items or in search of a bargain, or even giving us a few hours of their time to volunteer. Our boutique will be a treasure trove and provide a warm welcome to all. We have a mammoth fundraising hill of €6.8M to raise each year, to keep our vital service going to support children in Tipperary and across the country, so all help is welcome, needed and appreciated,” Deirdre concluded.
Denise Carew, Shop Manager of the new charity boutique said:
“We are delighted to have opened in our lovely new premises on Main Street. We have already received great support, with some fabulous new items donated to us which are ready purchase. I am really looking forward to managing this beautiful new charity boutique and working with our wonderful volunteers to make this a great place to shop for our customers.”
Funds raised through sales in the new Jack and Jill charity boutique go to provide in-home nursing care and respite support to local families caring for children, up to the age of six, with neurodevelopmental delay associated with a severe cognitive delay. This may include children with brain injury, genetic diagnosis, cerebral palsy, and undiagnosed conditions. Another key part of the service is end-of-life-care for all children up to the age six, irrespective of diagnosis.
The charity boutique will open from 10am to 5.30pm, Tuesday to Saturday, and is currently recruiting volunteers who can spare a few hours a week to make a real difference to local families. For more information, please visit the store (Eircode E32 W702) email [email protected] or call 087 4870463.
To find out more about our 15 Jack and Jill Charity Boutiques visit https://www.jackandjill.ie/how-you-can-help/charity-boutiques/