Folamh Ireland, the main company involved in Jack & Jill’s recycling programme, went into liquidation in October 2012. Folamh had been instrumental in supporting Jack & Jill to raise much needed funds for home nursing care through the recycling of old mobile phones which accounted for 7% of the €37 million we’ve raised since 1997 and which successfully delivered €2 million worth of classroom equipment nationwide to schools.
Unfortunately, Folamh’s closure left Jack & Jill owed a substantial amount of money in unpaid mobile phone donations and a large number of schools and clubs awaiting equipment which Folamh had contracted to deliver to. Over the past weeks Jack & Jill has honoured some of the Folamh Equipment contracts from our own limited funds where there was a clear contractual commitment by Folamh to deliver equipment. We did this even though we were advised that we had no obligation to do so but in recognition of the wonderful support we have received over the years from schools across the country. However, for those who had “banked” phones with Folamh Ireland, unknown to us and without any funds being donated to Jack & Jill, we must refer them to the liquidator – Michael Kennedy of Irish Insolvency Solutions, 32 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2.
In the meantime, we are in the process of appointing new recycling partners for 2013 and we ask people with old mobiles to post them to us at the:
Jack & Jill Phone Appeal
M50 Business Park
Ballymount, Dublin 12.
To the 300 families we support around the country, it is important to say that our home nursing care programme for children with severe disabilities continues as normal and nursing hours will not be cut as a result of this. We will keep everyone informed as and when we get more information from the liquidator.
Thank you for your continued support.