Topaz staff raise €6,000 for Jack and Jill foundation

Topaz staff raise €6,000 for Jack and Jill foundation

Staff from 12 Topaz service stations have helped raise over €6,000 for charity partner the Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation after taking part in a charity climb of Croagh Patrick.

The participating stations included Hennigans of Ballindine, Casey Quickstop of Ballina, Casey Quickstop of Castlebar, Cassidy’s of Charlestown, Garlow Fuels of Sligo, Glynn’s service station of Carnmore, Emerald filling station of Loughrea, Reidy’s Filling station of Foynes Co. Limerick, Westend service stations Newcastlewest, Byrne’s service station Longford, Boyle Motor Works of Boyle, and Larkin Store Ltd of Co. Clare.

Staff from each site scaled the 764 metre summit as part of the ‘Up the Hill for Jack and Jill’ fundraising challenge.

The initiative will see vital funding go to families of young children who suffer from severe intellectual and physical developmental delay as a result of brain damage, to help provide them with home nursing and respite care.

While parenting for most is about feeding, changing, teething, and wishing for a good night’s sleep, parenting for the families supported by Jack & Jill involves coping with seizures, feeding tubes and pain, alongside medication, physio appointments and hospital visits.

With the help and support from all of the Topaz staff involved, the funds raised will enable Jack and Jill families to buy home respite care and alleviate some of the difficulties that exist for families of sick children.

Topaz and Re.Store customers across Ireland can pledge their support to the Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation by donating their small change in stores across the Topaz network, with the ‘Small Change for a Big Change Campaign’. Just €16 can give Jack & Jill families one hour of home nursing care.

Further staff and company charity campaigns in aid of Jack & Jill are also in planning for the coming months as Topaz aims to raise €200,000 in aid of the children’s charity this year.

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