The Jack & Jill Foundation is an Irish children’s charity close to our hearts. This September DDFH&B and RMG once again took part in the Up the Hill fundraising initiative now in its 2nd year running, to raise incredibly important funds for the charity who provide essential care for young children with life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses. Last Wednesday we embarked on a 6KM hill climb around Howth cliff taking in the stunning views of Dublin bay and clocking up lots of invaluable nursing hours in the process

Now we want you to join us! The idea is that as many people as possible climb a hill, any hill, big or small, with each person donating €16.  

Why €16? It is an important number, as it represents the amount needed to fund one hour of home nursing care. Having met Jack & Jill families and nurses, we don’t think of it as a donation, instead it is a gift of one hour’s care for a child.

Please register online and climb your hill for Jack & Jill this October.


About Jack & Jill Foundation

Jack & Jill provide crucial in home nursing care and support for families in every county in Ireland who have a child with a life-limiting or life-threatening who has suffered severe intellectual and physical trauma.

The Jack & Jill Foundation was set up in 1997 by Jonathan Irwin and his wife, Senator Mary Ann O’Brien, based on their own experience caring for their son Jack at home until he passed away in December 1997 aged 22 months. Over the past 17 years, Jack & Jill has supported 1,700 children with brain damage from birth to 4 years. 



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