Topaz, Ireland’s largest fuel and convenience retailer, proudly announced today that they have raised €100,000 in aid of the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation, predominantly through its ‘Small Change, for Big Change’ fundraising campaign.
The ‘Small Change for Big Change’ fundraising campaign is part of an ongoing, three-year charity partnership that will see €400,000 in vital funding raised for the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation. To date, the provision of 6,250 hours of vital home nursing care to families has been provided through the support of both Topaz staff and customers.
Topaz and Re.Store customers can continue to pledge their support to the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation by donating their unwanted, loose Lego bricks in-store, with the ‘LEGO® Exchange’ fundraising drive. Customers can also support the fundraising efforts and be in with a chance to win their local GAA county shirt by donating €2 at their local Topaz or Re.Store throughout the next 4 weeks as part of local fundraising efforts.
Speaking at today’s announcement, Jonathan Irwin, CEO and Founder of the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation welcomed the fundraising partnership saying: “I am delighted to be at the Topaz City Avenue site today to celebrate this landmark occasion. The €100,000 that has been raised across the Topaz network already has made a big change in reminding families who have children with severe neurological issues, that they’re not alone and that others care across the country.
I would like to extend my gratitude to all the Topaz staff and customers that have given their invaluable support to those in need of a helping hand. Thank you to everyone involved and we are overwhelmed by the significant difference you continue to make’’.
Also speaking at the announcement, MJ Tierney, Brand Manager, Topaz said: “We are delighted to reach this crucial fundraising milestone and lend our ongoing support to a fantastic organisation. Through thousands of euros’ worth of small change, we in fact have made a big change to the families who need it.
Topaz is committed to continuing to do all we can to give our support to families who face incomprehensible challenges. I would sincerely like to thank our staff and our generous customers for their support to date and we ask customers to continue to help us in our efforts for this fantastic organisation.
The Jack & Jill Children’s 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.
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.