Glenveagh | Glenveagh Staff Volunteer Day at Jack & Jill Charity Boutiques
Jack & Jill Family sitting in a swing chair

17 September 2021


Staff Volunteering

Glenveagh Staff Volunteer Day at Jack & Jill Charity Boutiques

Glenveagh staff to take over the Jack & Jill Charity Boutiques in Newbridge and Tullamore in Apprentice-Style Team Challenge & Raise funds to support local Jack & Jill Families

On Friday, 24th September 2021, Glenveagh staff will take on a unique fundraising community challenge, when two teams will go head-to-head in a takeover of two of the Jack & Jill Charity Boutiques, with one team located in the Newbridge store and the other, in Tullamore.

The Apprentice-style takeover will see the teams competing to achieve the highest sales on the day, all in aid of one of Glenveagh’s charity partners for 2021, the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation. Jack & Jill provides specialist home nursing care, respite support and end-of-life care for very sick children up to the age of six in communities across Ireland.

The teams have been busy planning how they are going to make impact on the day in a bid to outdo each other to secure those all-important sales – and the bragging rights! From high value items such as pre-loved designer shoes and bags, to collectables such as signed jerseys and unique gifts; a trip to the Jack & Jill Charity Boutique in The Courtyard Shopping Centre, Newbridge or the Jack & Jill Charity Boutique at 3 O’Moore St, Tullamore, Co. Offaly on Friday, 24th September is a must for anyone looking for some fun and a bargain on the day.

KFM will broadcast The Eleven to Two Show from outside the boutique in Newbridge and Midlands 103FM will broadcast Midlands Today (9am-12pm) and The Afternoon Show (12-3pm) from outside the boutique in Tullamore, to add to the excitement on the day and there will be prizes and giveaways galore!

Carmel Doyle, CEO of Jack & Jill said:

“With less than 20 per cent of our funding coming from Government, we rely hugely on the support of the public and corporate partners for the continued provision of our critical service, which is a genuine lifeline for so many families. There are currently 25 children under our care across Kildare and five children under our care across Offaly, and this exciting fundraising event, in partnership with Glenveagh, will help drive our ‘Donate Local, Support Local’ initiative. We’re hugely proud of our partnership with Glenveagh and thank them for their enthusiasm, creativity and real sense of community.”

Stephen Garvey, CEO of Glenveagh Homes said:

“The Glenveagh team are delighted to be participating in this fun and innovative challenge as part of our Building Lasting Communities initiative. Our volunteers have worked hard over the last few weeks encouraging donations and promoting the Staff Volunteer Day at Jack & Jill with the aim of driving footfall to the store. We are hoping to raise some much-needed funds for the vital service that Jack & Jill provides across communities in Ireland.”