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We are thrilled to announce the winner of our Light Up a Life Facebook competition.

Congratulations Fiona Staunton and family from Co. Westmeath on winning €1000 for your chosen charity - Aoibheann's Pink Tie!

Fiona also wins a sumptuous Christmas hamper with festive favourites including a whole host of tempting tipples.

And, as if that's not enough, she also receives tickets for a family of four to The Sound Of Music in The Grand Canal Theatre.

About Aoibheann’s Pink Tie

Aoibheann’s Pink Tie was set up in 2010 after Jimmy Norman’s daughter, Aoibheann, passed away. During their long battle with cancer, Jimmy met with a lot of parents going through the trauma of having a child with cancer, and more specifically identified with the financial burden that inevitably follows diagnosis. They are registered with the Irish Cancer Society and affiliated with St. John’s Oncology Ward in Crumlin Hospital. Olympic gold medal champion Katie Taylor is their charity ambassador.

So what does Aoibheann’s Pink Tie do? They provide financial and practical help to those families in need of it. This will hopefully allow the families the ability to focus on their child and working through their illness. Families are often lost in the mix when their children go through this battle, but it’s not just the child that gets cancer, it’s the whole family as each is affected and must struggle.

Aoibheann’s Pink Tie raise funds through various events and fundraisers and use this to support families who are recommended to by the senior social worker in St. John’s Ward Crumlin Hospital.

Find out more on their website - aoibheannspinktie.ie

Keep up to date on their Facebook page - www.facebook.com/pg/aoibheannspinktie

 

Rosie & Jim are very pleased to donate €200 to the Portarlington GAA Club fundraiser this year.

The Club have come up with a fantastic major fundraiser event this year - introducing The 20K Drop!

Check out their impressive video to find out more!

It's always great to know we are supporting a worthy, local cause. Thanks to Brian and Courtwood GAA for this lovely letter...

Courtwood GAA club are very grateful for the continuing and generous support from Rosie and Jim and we are very proud of the successful business that has been set up by this local couple. They have kindly sponsored our annual Family Fun Day road race, the Canal 5K, since its inception in 2010. The money that events such as these bring in helps to fund the activities and we would not be able to function without this support. In addition to this Rosie and Jim has also sponsored club gear bags and club team ware since 2014.
Courtwood GAA is a Gaelic football club, located in the north east corner of County Laois in Ireland. The club is located in the eastern half of Emo parish with a small catchment area south of the village of Ballybrittas and mainly covered by the local school Rath NS. This catchment area is bordered on one side by County Kildare and by neighbouring clubs in Laois, Annanough, O'Dempseys and Emo. Although we have previously competed in the Junior C hurling championship, at adult level, the club is a football club only. We field football teams in the Intermediate and Junior C championships.

At juvenile level Courtwood plays in an amalgamation with fellow parishioners, Emo, called St. Paul’s. Courtwood also amalgamate with Emo and The Rock at minor and Under 21 level.  Through our juvenile club we provide facilities to over 200 children and young people across all of our teams, and once again Rosie and Jim have been very generous in their support for our endeavours at underage level.
The current Courtwood club was reformed in 1962. However there has been a long tradition of Gaelic football in the Courtwood area since the foundation of the GAA in 1884, evidence exists of a club named Courtwood existing as early as 1888 and competing in the earliest known Laois Senior Football Championships. The 1892 Laois Senior Football Championship final was actually played in Courtwood.
Down through the years Courtwood has enjoyed success on the field of play. Courtwood has won the Laois Junior Football Championship three times (1970, 1986 and 2014) and the Laois Intermediate Football Championship twice (1971 and 1987) and won one league title Laois All-County Football League Division Three in 2015. In 2006 Courtwood won the Laois Junior "C" Football Championship.


At underage level, Courtwood have successfully combined with Emo on a number of occasions to win county titles. The two club won the Laois Minor Football Championship in 1964 and 1965 and the Laois under 21 Football Championship in 1966 and 1967. The two clubs also combined to win the Under 21 title again in 1989 and 1990 and the Under 21 B title again in 2012.
Courtwood, on its own, won the 2003 Laois Minor "B" Football Championship and Emo/Courtwood accomplished this in 2008. In 2011 and 2012, an Emo, Courtwood and The Rock minor combination won two Laois Minor "B" Football Championships and two Laois Minor Football League B titles.

Courtwood is the home club of Fergal Byron, the 2003 All-Star goalkeeper who was also instrumental in Laois's 2003 Leinster SFC triumph. He was joined in 2007 on the Laois senior panel by Niall Donoher, a minor and under 21 star with Laois.  
In 2014, former Courtwood player Eddie Kinsella refereed the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship final between Kerry and Donegal, with his four umpires Alan O'Halloran, Pat O'Connell, Arthur O'Connor and Niall Murphy also all club members.

Once again we would like to thank Rosie and Jim for all of their support over the last five years and we wish them every success and look forward to working with them into the future.


Brian Nolan
Secretary, Courtwood GAA

Like Courtwood GAA on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/courtwood.gaa

Follow them on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/courtwoodgaa

 


 

We are proud sponsors for the Coeliac Society’s 2016 Annual Christmas Raffle.

The Coeliac Society is the national charity supporting those living with coeliac disease or on a gluten-free diet for medical reasons.

Each ticket will be entered into the draw on Monday 19th December for one of the following great prizes:

First Prize: Mini break to New York City for three nights including flights and accommodation, supported by Coole Swan
Second Prize : Overnight stay and dinner for two at The Olde Post Inn, plus a one day cookery course with Chef Gearóid Lynch
Third – Seventh Prize:  5 x €200 SuperValu Vouchers
Eight Prize : €150 One4All Voucher plus €100 hamper from Broderick’s
Sellers Prize : €150 hamper of Rosie & Jim Products

For your chance to win one of these amazing prizes go to https://www.coeliac-ireland.com/raffle/
 

Well done to Niamh McInerney and the girls from the mini company of St. Mary's Secondary School, Mallow, Co. Cork on their wonderful Gluten Free cook book.
Rosie & Jim are delighted to feature in the new Cook Book and more than happy to support it!
Congrats on all your hard work!

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"A big Thank You to the generous folks at Rosie & Jim who provide a delicious range of chicken products to The Ronald McDonald House every week. Today we enjoyed their scrumptious Tikka Chicken wraps!
#Yummy #Cooking4Families #KeepingFamiliesClose"

 

About Ronald McDonald House Charities

The Ronald McDonald House provides accommodation care and support for 20 families every night while their seriously ill children are inpatient or receiving care in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital.

The House enables families to stay together so that they can be with their sick child at what is a very traumatic time for them all.

The first,16 bedroom, Ronald McDonald House is situated on the grounds of Our Lady’s Hospital and our smaller 4 bedroom House is directly across the road at St Mary’s Drive.

Many families travel far from home to get treatment for their seriously ill or injured children. Often, it can be a long time to be away from home, or to divide a family. For children facing a serious medical crisis, nothing seems scarier than not having their mum and dad close by for love and support.  Ronald McDonald House program provides a Home for families so they can stay close by their hospitalised child at very little cost.  The House works on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on healing their child – not where they can afford to stay, where they will get their next meal or where they will lay their head at night to rest.

Find out more at their website - http://rmhc.ie/

And be sure to Follow the great work they do on Facebook.

We were delighted to donate €200 to the Ennis Sub Aqua Club for their annual St Stephen's Day fin swim in the River Fergus, Ennis.

Well done to all involved in this great cause - we hope the water wasn't too cold!

Read the lovely letter from Ennis Sub Aqua Club below.

Dear Rosie & Jim

On behalf of Ennis Sub Aqua Club Search & Recovery, please allow me to extend our thanks for your generous contribution of €200 to support our annual St. Stephens Day fin swim in the River Fergus, Ennis.

Ennis Sub Aqua Club Volunteers provide underwater Search and Recovery services throughout the county of Clare and provide assistance further afield if needed. We are the official team called out by Clare Civil Defence for inland searches and one of a small number of teams assisting the Coast Guard for searches on and around the coastline. Unfortunately our services are frequently in demand. This can be a very traumatic time for friends and family.

Your generousity will allow us to enable more divers to be trained to assist in this service over the coming year.

Many thanks
Yours sincerely

Jorg Gerlach
Club Seceratary

Find out more about the Club on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ennissubaqua

 

Rosie & Jim are pleased to donate £100 to Eamon McCay, Managing Director of Frylite, one of our suppliers, as he marks World Homeless Day by sleeping out overnight in Strabane .

Mr McCay writes...

...on Saturday 13th October, I'm marking World Homeless Day by sleeping out overnight in Strabane. By doing this, I hope to raise awareness of homelessness and much needed funds for our chosen charities throughout Ireland.

Almost 10,000 people described themselves as homeless in Ireland this year. That includes men, women, couples and families. These are staggering figures, but the most important message is that we can all help.

You don't have to sleep out to help. €15 feeds a whole family for 2 days. £50 helps parents to learn new skills that will help them work their way out of homelessness while meeting their children's needs.

£100 helps keep families safe and warm during the cold winter months when the heating needs to be turned up for babies and children.

Best of luck to all taking part in this fundraising event.

You can donate to this most dererving cause by visiting the Frylite GoFundMe Page at www.gofundme.com/frylite-celebrating-30years.

 

 

We are delighted to announce that our total donations to Irish Charities and Community Groups throughout 2015 came to just over €15,000.

In addition Rosie & Jim also donated more than 1,000 kilos of chicken products to Irish food charities who provide support to the less well off in our communities.


 

Our distributors' Parkview Provisions came to us recently to seek a donation for a very worthy cause. Newry Helping The Homeless is an organisation helping the plight of the homeless, not just in the city of Newry, but on the island of Ireland as a whole.

We were more than delighted to donate to the fund Parkview Provisions had set up in aid of this charity. We'd like to thank them for the opportuntity to make our contribution.

 

Parkview Provisions sent us a lovely letter of thanks

We @ Parkview Provisions would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your very generous donation towards our helping the homeless cause.
We are extremely grateful and thankful that you chose to be a part of our charitable event and have attached a photo below of our presentation to those involved with the Newry helping the homeless campaign.

Newry helping the homeless were overwhelmed with the volume of products donated stating that it would go a long way to help aid the needs of all those effected so we thank you again.

Stay in touch with Parkview Provisions on their Facebook page >

 

About Newry Helping The Homeless

This group has been formed to highlight the plight of the homeless, not just in Newry but on the island of Ireland as a whole. Reading about the death of ordinary people living on the streets of Belfast has hit home to many of us. " How can this be allowed to happen in this day and age?".  Well we want to try and do a little to help with this problem not just in Newry but in other areas too...

Find out about this active Charity Group on Facebook >

Hat's off to Rosie & Jim staff members David and Martina who took on the ISPCC Abseil Challenge last Saturday!

David and Martina were part of a fundraising day for ISPCC where participants abseiled from the top of Croke Park.
Rosie & Jim donated €500 to ISPCC for their entry.
Well done David & Martina!

Find out more about ISPCC on their website - www.ispcc.ie

And keep up to date on their Facebook Page - facebook.com/ISPCCChildline


 

We are glad to have sponsored this fundrasing event for the Currow Ladies Football Fundraising Cycle 2017! Well done to all involved!

"A few pics of our Annual Fundraising cycle 2017. A big thank you to Rosie and Jim Irish Chicken for their generous sponsorship of their mouth watering chicken goujans that were served afterwards in the Community Centre "

Our pleasure - we are glad you enjoyed our chicken goujons!