Are you ready for a shopping spree with a twist? We’re excited to announce that the highly anticipated Apprentice-style takeover of our Jack and Jill Charity Boutiques is now just one week away!
Yes, it’s time to grab your shopping bags and put on your best bargaining hats because on Friday, 16th June, three talented teams from Glenveagh Homes will be taking over our stores in Artane, Kilkenny, and Waterford. Who will come out on top and raise the most funds for our cherished local Jack and Jill families? Well, that’s up to you!
Annette McGarry, Community Engagement Manager at Glenveagh, couldn’t hide her excitement about the upcoming event, stating –
“The Glenveagh team are so proud to be participating in this year’s Jack and Jill charity shop takeovers… The competition is really heating up amongst the Glenveagh teams, as they go head-to-head to raise the most funds for Jack and Jill, and of course bragging rights for the winners!!”
Video: Glenveagh first took over Jack and Jill Charity Boutiques in 2021, and are back for a second year in 2023.
We’re sending a huge thank you to Glenveagh Homes for their continued support. They’ve not only decided to take on the challenge for a second year, but they’re also bringing their A-game, all in an effort to help our local families.
But let’s not forget why we’re here. The funds raised from this friendly competition will have a real, tangible impact on families under the care of our Jack and Jill nursing team. These families, which include 92 in Dublin, 11 in Kilkenny, and 6 in Waterford, rely on the in-home nursing care, respite support, and end-of-life care we provide for their children who have highly complex and life-limiting medical conditions.
If you would like to donate to the Glenveagh Takeover event you can do so by visiting their iDonate link here.
Carmel Doyle, CEO of Jack and Jill, emphasized the importance of these fundraising efforts, saying,
“All funds raised will support local families and we share that sense of community with Glenveagh.
I know that their efforts will make a real difference in raising funds and awareness for Jack and Jill into the future and I want to thank them most sincerely for that.”
We’re not just talking about numbers, though. We’re talking about families like Harvey’s. Five-year-old Harvey lives in Ballyfermot, Dublin, with his mum Edel and Nana Patty. He has cerebral palsy and neonatal encephalopathy, and he requires 24-hour care. But despite his challenges, Harvey has a huge smile and is a beloved “little legend” in his family.
His mum, Edel, shared, “The support from Jack and Jill been an incredible lifeline for our family, so we encourage everyone who can to take part in this amazing initiative with Glenveagh, to help continue funding support for families like ourselves across Ireland.”
And here’s some exciting news for all you radio lovers out there! On the day of the takeover, local radio stations will be broadcasting live from each of the locations. Be sure to tune in to FM104 in Dublin Artane, KCLR FM in Kilkenny, and WLRFM in Waterford.
So, are you ready to shop till you drop and help us make a real difference in the lives of local families? Let the games begin!