We are delighted to announce that the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation and the Peter McVerry Trust have been selected as Munster Rugby club’s nominated charities for the 2019/20 season.
Over the season Munster Rugby will work closely with Jack & Jill, actively supporting us to help raise awareness and funds for much-needed resources that are widely availed of across the province and Ireland.
Both charities joined Munster players Billy Holland, Kevin O’Byrne and Darren O’Shea at the University of Limerick training base this week to launch the new partnership.
Commenting on the partnership, Jack & Jill specialist children’s liaison nurse for Clare, Limerick and North Tipperary Margaret Naughton said: “This partnership with Munster Rugby means so much to our 350 families around the country, especially the 90 families under our wing in Munster. It is such an honour to be chosen as a charity partner and the news has given everyone a real boost on team Jack & Jill.
“The players supported our #UptheHill2019 campaign earlier this month and gave us a big push in terms of generating awareness and funds and we are hoping to do a few joint events throughout the year and we will certainly make the most of this partnership. Thanks to everyone at Munster Rugby for making this happen.”
On announcing this season’s charities, Claire Cooke, Munster Rugby Corporate Social Responsibility Project Manager said: “This is our 10th season coordinating the Munster Rugby nominated charity partnership, and as ever, the process to select the charities is very challenging with so many worthy causes looking for our support.”
“We believe the Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation and Peter McVerry Trust are doing fantastic work across the community providing essential services and support, and we are very much looking forward to working with them both for the season ahead.”