UP THE HILL
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
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