Our Family Fun Day took place in August again this year – a day for all our families to come together and celebrate in LauraLynn. It is one of the most special days here in our children’s hospice.
This year our theme was Superheroes and Princesses, with some amazing costumes on the day from kids and adults alike!
After the overwhelming success of this event last year, Rosie & Jim generously sponsored this event for us again, ensuring we could make this fabulous day possible for all our families.
Rosie & Jim donate €200 to the Suzanne Tully benefit night.
Not all of our charity and community contributions are for organisations or well established charities. Sometimes we are approached by a small group who are affected by a big loss or cause.
Suzanne Tully sadly passed away very suddenly on September 28th aged only 40. She was a mother, daughter, partner and friend.
Her friends have organised a remembrance benefit night to celebrate Suzanne's life and try and support her partner and two children and got in touch with us.
We were happy to be able to donate €200 for this worthy cause.
Rosie & Jim donated €1000 to the Fisherstown Tractor Run yesterday, July 1st.
The annual charity event which was held in Fisherstown on Sunday afternoon and started and finished at the Fisherman’s Thatched Inn.
A huge number of farmers from near and far took part in driving a convoy on a route around the area.
With the sunny weather, everyone soaked up the atmosphere with entertainment for all the family throughout the day.
The event was in aid of Cancer Reseach.
Huge Congratulations to Trevor Dunne on winning First prize in our Light Up A Life - Christmas Facebook Competition!
Trevor has won €1000 donation for his charity The Gavin Glynn Foundation.
Trevor also won Tickets for 5 to Rathwood Santa Train with Photos & Hot Chocolate AND as if that's not enough he also won a Lilly O'Brien’s Hamper & a €100 One4All voucher!
The Gavin Glynn Foundation has been created to continue Gavin's legacy by helping other children and their families in Ireland while they battle cancer. Their Mission is to never ever give up in the battle against childhood cancer.
I just wanted to thank you for your amazing donation from Trevor Dunne nomination to your Facebook Christmas appeal.
We really appreciate it,
Well done Trevor and his amazing charity - The Gavin Glynn Foundation! Find out more - http://thegavinglynnfoundation.ie/
We were delighted to sponsor a full new kit for Courtwood GAA as they embarked on their quest to win the Intermediate Football Championship in Laois on Saturday evening!
Well done to the lads who defeated Kilcavan GAA by 0-12 to 0-7 to reach the next round against the Rock GAA in two weeks!
Best of luck lads!
Rosie & Jim sponsored the catering at the annual fundraising cycle for Currow Ladies Football Club. Here are few words from the ladies..
"Currow Ladies Football Club would like to thank Rosie and Jim for sponsoring the beautiful chicken goujons and chunks that we served at our annual fundraising cycle on Sunday June 12th. They went down a treat with everyone :) "
Jennifer Kennedy winner of our €1000 charity donation and hamper - sent us a lovely message when she received her prize:
Thank you so much for my wonderful hamper and panto tickets I won they just arrived and a very special thank you for your generous donation of €1000 to #ICAN children's arthritis network
Have a wonderful Christmas And best wishes in 2017
We're thrilled to donate to such a worthy cause Jennifer! Hope you enjoy the hamper and panto :)
Respite care is the very heart of what we do here at LauraLynn. It is not a luxury, but a necessity for both the caregivers and the sick child.
Caring for a seriously ill child puts immense physical and emotional strain on the whole family. Through our respite care, families have the opportunity to take a break, while we care for their sick child. Our multi-disciplinary team provides children with full medical support, as well as a variety of therapies to enhance their care.
We are able to offer families choices, providing on-going support for as long as they choose.
Providing a nights respite to a child is an invaluable gift to the child and their whole family and Rosie & Jim have donated to support 5 overnight stays for a child.
Susan O’Keeffe has Motor Neurone Disease, a progressive condition that affects how messages are sent to the muscles. She can’t speak any more and has very limited mobility; she can type with one finger. Even though she has a very serious illness and is facing life’s end far too early, her focus is on helping others. She has generously offered to help Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services to raise funds for the build and fit-out of 36 new single, state-of-the-art, palliative care bedrooms at the Hospice in Harold’s Cross.
We received a remarkable letter from Susan, telling us her amazing story, and the incredible benefit the Hospice at Blackrock is to her and other’s in a similar place to her.
We, at Rosie & Jim, were humbled to be able to donate €250 to the Hospice for these crucial building works.
Rosie & Jim sponsor the Killeedy GAA Golf Classic on July 6th!
Rosie & Jim were delighted to sponsor this successful annual event held at NCW Golf Club, Ardagh, Co. Limerick.
To Rosie & Jim,
Thank you for your generous contribution to our 2018 Golf Classic, your sponsorship is greatly appreciated and will be publicized on our social media accounts and at Newcastle West Golf Club on Friday the 6th and Saturday 7th of July during our classic.
Sponsorship of Tee Box including signage - €100
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Majella Ní Scanláin
Tá fáilte romhat Majella. Looked like perfect weather for the day!
A number of weeks ago, an employee of ours asked for support for his daughters friend, who is fundraising for the Kolkata school project. Rosie & Jim were delighted to donate chicken products for their fundraiser. It was a fantastic night and the girls raised over €1800!
Below is the lovely letter we received from the girls after their event...
Dear Rosie & Jim,
Thank you very much for your support in our fundraiser event last Saturday, the 3rd of October. Our fundraising efforts were in aid of our Immersion Experience to Kolkata with our school next February, were we will have the opportunity to work with disadvantaged children.
Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
Carolyn McCarthy and Kate Danaher