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For Jack & Jill

300 families under our wing. Over 1900 babies since 1997

All money goes towards providing home respite to families with children requiring extensive medical and nursing care at home. Without our support,  these families would be left to fend for themselves. The nationwide service includes home visits and care, advice, information, lobbying and bereavement support, with the Foundation providing funding for up to 64 hours of home nursing care per month at a cost of up to €1024 per family.

1 hour of home nursing care for one Jack & Jill baby = €16

…so we can have one person raising €16, 2 buddies raising €32 or 10 friends raising €160 = one full night’s sleep for parents like these, for which even one night’s nursing care is like a holiday from hardship. In some cases, the Jack & Jill hours will be part of the charity’s End of Life Service which empowers parents to take their child home to live their short lives and to die at home amongst their family where they belong.

County Breakdown of number of Babies & Cost

County Number of children Number of children since 1997 Allocated cost per month(variable)
Carlow 4 31 €1,296
Cavan 4 31 €2000
Clare 8 52 €3000
Cork 37 227 €14,848
Donegal 11 48 €5,904
Dublin 63 470 €27,516
Galway 26 127 €10,656
Kerry 8 55 €3,808
Kildare 11 106 €4,384
Kilkenny 10 43 €5,704
Laois 3 32 €1,600
Leitrim 2 11 €1,408
Limerick 11 91 €4,560
Longford 0 16 €0
Louth 6 48 €1,624
Mayo 6 73 €2,944
Meath 10 76 €4,400
Monaghan 2 28 €1,184
Offaly 3 28 €1,280
Roscommon 4 23 €1,376
Sligo 2 22 €576
Tipperary 4 45 €1,904
Waterford 9 62 €2,544
Westmeath 5 44 €1,824
Wexford 14 97 €7,160
Wicklow 7 37 €2,944

TOTAL

270

1923


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