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Well done to Rosie, Conor and all who participated in the recent Simon Community sleepout. 

A big thank you to everyone who donated to this worthy cause.

Dublin Simon Community work to prevent and address homelessness in Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow and Meath. They provide services at all stages of homelessness and enable people to move to a place they can call home.

Find out more about Simon Community on their website - www.dubsimon.ie

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Amelie enjoying Rosie & Jim Chicken Goujons at St Mary's Rochfortbridge U9/U10 Football Tournament Saturday 7th 2019.

Thanks to Rosie & Jim for the generous support. 

St Mary's Rochfortbridge GAA on Facebook

 

Check our the O'Neills Parnell half zips sent out recently to Courtwood GAA!
The Courtwood GAA half-zips are p
roudly sponsored by Rosie & Jim.

Thanks to Colgan Sports.

Rosie & Jim have made a donation of €1,000 to The Capuchin Day Centre for homeless people.

Find out more and make a donation to this very worthy charity on their website...

 

Heartfelt Thanks For Another Year Of Your Kind Support

The people who attend the Centre -

Every person needs to belong and have a place where they are respected and have their basic needs met in a caring and non-judgemental way. For most people this is where they call home and in an ideal world, families can share the normal ups and downs of life in privacy behind their own hall door. Sadly some people must spend their days trying to find shelter from the weather, a place to rest and prepare before going out to face the day. Their most basic needs are access to toilet facilities, somewhere to wash and change their clothes, decent hot meals, someone to interact with. Many people lack what most of us take for granted and have no security as to where they will lay their heads that night. While this is tragic for adults, it is heart breaking for families with children who are forced to move from place to place with no stability as to their living conditions.

The Capuchin Day Centre - website >

Musgrave Triathlon 2017 is coming up shortly and is celebrating its 15 year anniversary this year.

Rosie & Jim have donated €500 to this wonderful cause in which this year is supporting 5 charities:
Pieta House, BUMBLEance, Breakthrough Cancer Research and Cork Penny Dinners.

Sean called over to Musgraves to present Rachel Hannon with her cheque today, Thursday 11th August.

The Triathlon is on Saturday August 26th 2017 in Farran Woods, Cork.
Find out more about the Musgrave Triathlon 2017 on their website - musgrave-triathlon.com
And keep in touch on their Facebook Page - facebook.com/musgravetriathlon2014/

 

Rosie & Jim have donated €500 to Rath National School in support of the refurbishment of the school Basketball Court and Playground.

The Parents Council is running the draw with cash prizes for the winners, which are

  • 1st Prize - €2,000
  • 2nd Prize - €1,000
  • 3rd Prize - €500
  • 4th Prize - €500

The draw will take place at the School’s Assembly on the 23rd February 2018. Tickets are on sale from the Parents Council and from the School. The tickets are €30 each or €50 for two.

Find out more about the school on their website - http://www.rathns.ie/

 

Rosie & Jim were delighted to sponsor €2000 for the recent Courtwood GAA Raffle Fundraiser.

Congratulations to Pam Trimble from Portarlington who won the fantastic prize!

Happy spending Pam!

LauraLynn– Ireland’s Children’s Hospice are Rosie & Jim Ballybrittas' nominated charity. Read about our recent donation to this invaluable charity.

"For the second time, Rosie & Jim have made a donation towards our most critical need… respite care...."

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Best of luck to Ava Corcoran from, Ballybrittas who is braving taking part in the Jump from the Sky, for AFI 2019 event on 15th June. Ava is doing the skydive on behalf of her cousin Maura to raise money for Ataxia Foundation Ireland.  Maura was diagnosed with Friedreich's Ataxia when she was 12. Ava contacted us looking for support. Rosie replied to Ava...

"Myself and Jimmy are very happy to provide €500.00 toward your sky dive - well done, you are all very brave!! We are sorry Maura has been diagnosed with what I’m sure is a difficult condition, and hope our contribution goes in some way to help with the support needed for this very worthy cause. I had never heard of this condition and, thanks to caring people like you Ava it helps to bring awareness about what this conditions is, and the lack of support for these difficulties that life throws up! We wish Maura all the very best and hope she is doing well!  Best of luck to you Ava with the sky dive, enjoy I’m sure it will be a fantastic experience!

About AFI

Ataxia Foundation Ireland (CLG) a Company Limited by Guarantee.  This New Voluntary National Support Group is for people affected by Friedreich's Ataxia (the most common Genetic Ataxia) and up to 50 other Ataxia's.  The organisation was founded by four people with Ataxia, to form the board of directors and trustees and have recently increased the board to seven,  five with an Ataxia and two non-disabled people and have established a Management Committee made up of members and volunteers, most of who have supported people with Ataxia for many years.

What is Friedreichs Ataxia?

Friedreichs Ataxia is a genetic and progressive disorder of the central nervous system which usually manifests itself in children between the ages of six and sixteen years. However, in some instances the onset for Friedreichs and other Genetic Ataxia’s can be much later. Because of the genetic factor more than one person in a family may be affected. The general symptoms are clumsiness, difficulties with balance, lack of co-ordination and, in time, a slurring of speech. Although there is no specific treatment for any of the known Ataxia’s, fundamental research into its pathogenesis is ongoing worldwide, and there are, in any case, various ways in which the burden on sufferers and their relatives can be lightened.

Ataxia Foundation Ireland - website

The amazing work the St. Vincent de Paul charity do in our communities is well known. Although on hand to help all year round, Christmas time is especially difficult for those who reach out to SVP for support.
Rosie & Jim were happy to be able to make a donation of €1000 at Christmas and humbled by this lovely letter of thanks sent in reply from the National President.



"...Your kindness and generosity will make such a difference to those in need in your community this Christmas.
You will be there to help them falling into poverty and crises. You will be there to put food on their table. You will be there to heat their homes. You will be there to put presents under the Christmas tree.
You will be there just as they need you.

Thank you with all my heart for your thoughtful donation of €1,000.00 to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.
A little help at the right time can make all the difference. And your donation today could be just what a family need to help them through this winter..."


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What lovely heartfelt letter we have received from the Cuisle Cancer Support Centre. And well done again to Margaret on the right in the photo above who ran the ladies mini marathon in aid of the centre. The Cuisle Cancer Support Centre is a fantastic service with fantastic people who have made a huge difference to families lives and we are happy and humbled to be able to donate. 

 

Dear Rosie & Jim

Thank you so much for your kind donation of €300 to the Cuisle Cancer Support Centre. Also thank you to Margaret who ran the ladies mini marathon in aid of the centre. Your kindness & generosity are very much appreciated.

The Cuisle Cancer Support Centre is a local charity servicing Laois/Kildare and surrounding counties. It provides a warm, safe and welcoming environment for people diagnosed with cancer and for their families and children affected by it.

The centre provides professional support through counselling, relaxation therapies and workshops helping people through their cancer journey. The aim of the centre is to reduce the distressing impact cancer can have on any family. We offer practical and emotional support. A care programme is tailored to each individual’s needs.

The centre has been built from the proceeds of fundraising events over the past number of years, and it has been your support, and the support of so many that has continued to make the centre a special place for people affected by Cancer. All our services are provided free of charge.

The Centre is operated under a voluntary board of trustees who govern the overall operation of the centre and do not receive any remuneration or expenses.

On behalf of the Board of Directors and the Staff in the Cuisle Cancer Support Centre I would once again thank you for your support.

Specialised Clinical Trolleys - Rosie & Jim Chicken ProductsThese clinical trolleys are used for easy mobility of suction machines and other vital medical equipment. They are made from a type of Perspex which is so easy to keep hygienically clean. As such they also look much nicer and are far less noisy, which means they do not frighten or intimidate our children in the same way as stainless steel trolley’s.

We were very much in need of 4 of these trolley’s to enable our medical team to distribute their treatments as safely and easily as possible, with as little upset to our children as possible.

Rosie & Jim sponsored these 4 trolley’s for us at a cost of €2,300, making a huge difference to the Hazel House unit of LauraLynn – Ireland’s Children’s Hospice.