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Rosie & Jim have made a donation of €2000 to the Oxfam Ireland 'Get Children Back to School' fundraising initiative. 

Children in Iraq probably want nothing more than to go back to their classrooms and playgrounds too. But as families who fled Mosul when the conflict started slowly start to return, they’re finding their schools destroyed.

Read the piece sent to us by Oxfam Ireland...

If you can donate to this amazing charity please follow the link below.

https://www.oxfamireland.org/backtoschool

 

 

Well done Cathy Bishop on winning €500 charity donation for your charity the Ben and Jake Connolly Trust!

And also for your own win - a lovely Rosie & Jim hamper.

Find out more about the Ben and Jake Connolly Trust on their Facebook page - 

https://www.facebook.com/BenandJakeConnollyTrust/

Hank, Izzy and Champ - look at them now!

The Irish Guide Dogs we have sponsored have returned to Cork for further assessment and training and they are after getting so big while they have been away! Aside from being adorable these doggies are on a mission to train hard and work to help empower people to move safely and confidently around their communities.

Hank has been selected for the Guide Dog programme and has begun very well.

Izzy is settling in well after an initial stressful period for her after leaving her home but staff at HQ are looking after her well. She is still been evaluated for her suitability for either the Guide or Assistance dog programme.

And Champ has been selected for the Assistance Dog programme and has displayed an excellent temperament for this. He will hopefully come through to work with a family of a child with autism.

 

The Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind is an amazing charity - please donate if you can!

Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind website - https://guidedogs.ie/

The Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind Goal Is Simple

We support people who are vision impaired and families of children with autism by providing life-changing services.

With your help we create exceptional partnerships between people and their dogs.

Our highly trained dogs empower people to move safely and confidently around their communities.

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!

Rosie & Jim are very pleased to announce that we have recently donated €4000 to Irish Charities.

A donation of €1000 was made to each of the following Charities: Childline, Women's Aid, St. Vincent DePaul & the Simon Community.

These critical charities suppport many people in need across the country. Check out their websites to find out more about the amazing work they do.

www.childline.ie

www.womensaid.ie

www.svp.ie

www.simon.ie

 

 

Congratulations again to Fiona Staunton and her nominated charity Aoibheann's Pink Tie on winning €1000 donation from Rosie & Jim.

Here's Tracey delivering the HUGE cheque!

Aoibheann's Pink Tie

Aoibheann’s Pink Tie “National Children’s Cancer Charity” was set up in 2010 by Mick Rochford and Jimmy Norman after the tragic loss of Jimmy’s daughter Aoibheann to cancer aged just 8 years. During Aoibheann’s year long battle with this dreadful disease, the family found little or no financial or practical support  for children and their families.

Jimmy and his family had a large support network of friends and family but found that many on the ward had virtually no support at all.

When Aoibheann passed away the men wore pink ties at the funeral which was Aoibheann’s favourite colour. The charity was formed in her memory to remedy the lack of support for other children and their families going through treatment.

Find out more about Aoibheann's Pink Tie on the website - aoibheannspinktie.ie

Update on our gorgeous little hard working Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Aska - what a cutey, she gets first position this week.

April exploring public transport for the first time, it's a crucial experience for her which went well according to her puppy raiser, Sandra.

And Andrew checking out the shops before restrictions were lifted. It was great to have the shopping centre a little quieter than normal for his first visit but business as usual now for him for his next visit!

Well done to the puppy raisers doing such a good job!

Rosie & Jim are very pleased to sponsor training tops for St. Conleths LGFC in the Portarlington area.

The U16 team are in the B Championship Final against Ballyfin on Friday at 6.30pm!

Best of luck ladies! Hope the tops bring you as much luck as they brought the Courtwood GAA team ;-)

Follow St Conleth's on Facebook - www.facebook.com/stconlethslgfa

LauraLynn– Ireland’s Children’s Hospice are Rosie & Jim, Ballybrittas' nominated charity.

Respite care is the very heart of what they do 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 LauraLynn respite care, families have the opportunity to take a break, while we care for their sick child.  LauraLynn multi-disciplinary team provides children with full medical support, as well as a variety of therapies to enhance their care. 

LauraLynn 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.

Read more about Rosie & Jim Charitable Support here >

Some adorable photos of Izzy, who, loves here toys! She, like Champ and Hank, are almost 7 months old now already.

She is very playful, so she can get distracted sometimes, but is still a very diligent little pup and a fast learner.

Izzy - Guide Dog - April 2019
Izzy - Guide Dog - April 2019

Juvenile Arthritis is a disease which occurs when the bodies immune system attacks itself and therefore differs to adult onset Arthritis. There is currently no known cause and no cure.

iCAN is a parent-run network providing support, information and advocating for best care for those affected by Juvenile Arthritis. iCAN is 100% volunteer based and run by parents of children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA). No one takes a Salary from iCAN – 100% funds by iCAN raised go towards making things better for kids with Arthritis in Ireland!

When Mairead from iCAN got in touch to tell us about the fundraising event they were running last Saturday, we were more than happy to donate boxes of Chicken Goujons to feed the 25/30 Children involved in the Croghan Hill Challenge.

Here's a photo of Mairead with her little daughter Meghan.  Meghan who is 4 has Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis since the age of 22 months.

Find out more about the iCAN charity on their website.
www.icanireland.ie

And keep up to date on Facebook.
www.facebook.com/icanireland
 

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