A Journey of Supercars, Supporting Super Kids
The Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation is thrilled to be the official charity partner for Cannonball 2023. Recently launched by James Garrahon (4) and Robbie Henshaw (Leinster and Ireland Rugby palayer) – this action-packed supercar spectacle will be taking a scenic route across Ireland, supporting our communities of Jack and Jill families.
Cannonball offers spectators a unique opportunity to witness the world’s most prestigious and sought-after supercars up close and enjoy the unique festival atmosphere that Cannonball is renowned for. The Brazilian Dancers, giant screens, music and fanfare brings all the glamour of carnival and live DJs, bands and festivals in host towns around the country get the party started.
- Day One (Friday 15th September): Taking off from the historic Malahide Castle in County Dublin at 10:30 am, with a fuel stop at Circle K Park Ri, Kells and a 1pm lunch break at the luxurious Slieve Russell Hotel in County Cavan, and finishing the day at Ballina Town Centre, County Mayo by 6 pm. (tbc)
- Day Two (Saturday 16th September): Kick off at 10:30 am in Ballina, Town Centre County Mayo, with a fuel stop at Circle K Express, Obama Plaza lunch at the picturesque Salthill in County Galway, and wrapping up the day at Pery Square, Limerick City, County Limerick at 6pm.
- Day Three (Sunday 17th September): Starting the day at 10:30 am at Pery Square, Limerick City, County Limerick, a quick fuel stop at Circle K, Fermoy Co. Cork at noon, followed by lunch at the serene Fota Island Resort, County Cork, and concluding the journey at Kilkenny Town Centre by 6 pm.
The Cannonballers and celebrities in colourful costumes add to the melee. From Spiderman to Star Wars, Cat Woman to Wonder Woman, cheerleaders to Charlie’s Angels, Batman, the Joker and more, it is a totally unique free family day out.
Images from Cannonball Ireland 2022
Check out these images from Cannonball 2022. This is not an event to be missed and you can get in on the action as a Jack and Jill Volunteer – keep reading or visit the event page for more to find out more below.
Alie Sheridan, Head of Fundraising at Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation, shared her excitement, “This support and tremendous drive from all the Cannonball crew will raise vital funds and awareness for Jack and Jill, at a time when the demand for our service is higher than ever. That sense of community and excitement around Cannonball 2023 is a real boost for our care community and the 400 children our nurses support, right across the country. Reminding them, that they don’t walk this care journey alone. Specifically, along the Cannonball 7 county route this year, there are 216 families currently being supported by Jack and Jill through hundreds of local nurses, carers, and volunteers who keep our service going. We are all looking forward to an exciting weekend that puts the fun and fuel into fundraising, with every €18 donation supporting 1 hour of home nursing care for a local child and family.”
Supercars and Super Volunteers: Join the Action!
Have you ever dreamt of standing next to a roaring Lamborghini or the elegance of a Porsche? This September, you don’t just get to witness these supercars but also be a part of a supercause!
We’re need our amazing supporters to join Team Jack and Jill at the Cannonball event from 15th to 17th September 2023. Come out, and help us raise funds for the 400 children we currently have under our wing. r. This is your golden ticket to get up close and personal with some of the world’s most luxurious cars, all while making a difference in the lives of Jack and Jill families across Ireland.
Complete the form below and join us for a weekend of fun and fundraising!
Can’t Make It? You Can Still Make a Difference!
If you can’t join us on this exhilarating journey, fret not! Your support is still invaluable to us. You can still get behind the wheel and help drive our fundraising efforts by donating at this link https://bit.ly/jackandjillcannonball .
Every donation, big or small, goes a long way in supporting the Jack and Jill families all across Ireland.
Join us in this unique blend of speed, excitement, and compassion. Let’s make Cannonball 2023 a roaring success for our little heroes!