Jack & Jill Foundation joins Topaz as brand partner

Irish fuel and convenience retailer Topaz has announced children’s charity the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation as its new brand partner.

Topaz marketing director Margaret Barron joined CEO and founder of the foundation, Jonathan Irwin, to launch the partnership, along with a Topaz fundraising initiative called ‘Small Change for Big Change’.

This three-year brand partnership will see over €400,000 in much-needed funding raised for Jack & Jill.

The ‘Small Change for Big Change’ campaign calls on Topaz and Re.Store customers to donate their unwanted, soon-to-be out of circulation one and two cent coins in store with all donations going to Jack & Jill.

Margaret Barron, with Jonathan Irwin and Emmet O’Neill

Every €16 raised will deliver one hour of home nursing care to families in need. The charity drive aims to fund over 25,000 nursing hours with the contributions of Topaz staff and customers.

The Jack & Jill Foundation, which was founded in 1997, provides direct funding to families of children up to the age of four years old suffering from severe intellectual and physical developmental delay as a result of brain damage, enabling them to purchase home nursing and respite care.

CEO of the Jack & Jill Foundation, Jonathan Irwin said: “We are delighted to be the new charity partner for such an iconic brand as Topaz and I want to thank the staff for choosing Jack & Jill.

“This partnership is really about neighbour helping neighbour, friend helping friend and I can guarantee that every €16 raised will fund one hour of home nursing care for a sick child and what’s raised locally stays locally.”

Margaret Barron from Topaz added: “We’re delighted to extend our support to this very worthy cause which we believe will change many lives for the better.”

For more information visit www.topaz.ie, www.topaz.co.uk, or ww.jackandjill.ie.