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Rosie & Jim are very pleased to recently donate €1000 to Geradline's GFT

Founded in 1904, Geraldines GFC play in the senior ranks of Louth football in both mens and womens football, representing the parish of Haggardstown and Blackrock.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/GeraldinesGFC/

Dear Jimmy 

Thank you so much for your generous donation of 1000 EURO. This is helping to buy football kits for all the boys travelling to Feile at the end of June. We have 30 very excited boys so thrilled to have qualified for feile as no boys team from the Geraldines GFC have got through for over 10 years. 

Sincerely 

Seamus Spaight

CHRISTMAS COMPETITION!
Light Up A Life this Christmas with the Rosie & Jim competition.
The winner, chosen at random, will win a €1000 donation for a charity of their choice from Rosie & Jim.
For the winning person we have a gorgeous Lily O Brien's Chocolate Hamper and a family ticket of 4 to The Ugly Sisters & Yer Wan Panto in the Olympia on January 6th.
Like & Comment to enter. Winner will be announced on 19th December. Best of luck everyone!

Head straight over to our Facebook page to enter! https://www.facebook.com/rosieandjimchicken/

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!

Huge Congratulations to Garreth Irvine & MS Ireland on winning the annual Rosie & Jim LIGHT UP A LIFE Charity Competition on Facebook!
The winner, chosen randomly, won €1,000 donation for a charity of their choice from Rosie & Jim. But that's not all! The winner themselves also received a fabulous hamper & 5 tickets for Elf at 3Arena.

Congrats again Garreth and his nominated charity Multiple Sclerosis Ireland!

Merry Chrismtas - we hope you enjoy your hamper and Elf too :)

Rosie & Jim donate a Chicken Hamper to the fundraiser event by the Royal School Cavan Parents Association.

The funds raised are for sports facilities and a baby monitor for Cavan General Hospital. A very worthy cause.
Thanks to the Parents Association for this lovely letter...

"..I would like on behalf of the Royal School Cavan Parents Association to thank you most sincerly for your generous donation of a chicken hamper for our Monster Auction held on Friday last March 24th in the Cavan Crystal Hotel, which you donated via Georgina McCaffrey.

We raised over €18000 and are deeply indebted to the many local businesses and those further afield, including yours, for the success of this fund-raising event. The funds raised are for the indoor sports facilities and towards a baby monitor for the special care unit of Cavan General Hospital.

Wishing ou every success in the future..."

Rosie & Jim have donated €500 to the annual Musgrave Triathlon fundraiser. This year it's a bit different.

The Musgrave Triathalon has helped raise a staggering €4.8 million for a number of charities. In 2019 they raised €220,000. They distributed these funds by giving €140,000 to Breakthrough Cancer Research to fund another Musgrave Cancer Research 3-year PHD Scholarship with the aim to improve cancer care and increase survival rates. €40,000 to AsIAm to employ a community support officer to provide one to one advice and guidance to the autism community. It also funded a series of events, across the country addressing issues which the community support officer identifies are common trends and challenges for the community. €40,000 to Focus Ireland, which were used to help 45 young people leaving state care to access the support, skills, education and develop the confidence they need to live independently.

As we all know well 2020 has been a year unlike any other we have ever encountered and through this pandemic charities have been one of those areas that have been hit hard. So, for 2020 they are doing something a little different - the “Musgrave Triathlon…. That’s not a triathlon” Virtual event. The chosen charity is Breakthrough Cancer Research.

For the month of November they will run the “Musgrave Triathlon…. that’s not a Triathlon” for colleagues, retailers and suppliers of Musgraves. The event has a range of activities that you can chose from and the aim is to complete them over the month of November. You can sign up for 50km or 100km and your activity can be swimming, cycling, running, walking etc. how you build up your kilometers is up to you. There is also an option to do activity hours of 15 or 30 hours and this can be for aerobic classes, yoga, spinning or gym work. Finally, there is an option to sign up to challenges which will be set for the month and weekly videos distributed these will include, toning, aerobic and yoga challenges.

Keep in touch with their website for more details. http://musgrave-triathlon.com

 

Make-A-Wish® Ireland has one simple aim - to grant the wishes of children aged between 3 and 17 years living with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. A wish granted is true magic for the child, providing respite from their normal routines of hospitals, doctors and treatment. Since inception in 1992 they have granted over 2,000 wishes in Ireland. They believe a wish can have a lasting impact on a child's life. A wish can create moments of joy - and memories that last a life-time.

Rosie & Jim have donated €500 to the Make-A-Wish® Ireland Christmas Campaign.

Find out more on their website - https://makeawish.ie/

Rosie & Jim were delighted to sponsor chicken for The Kilmainham Inchicore Musical Society fundraising barbecue and treasure hunt last weekend. 

The fundraising event was to help with funding for their forthcoming show THE PAJAMA GAME in early November.

Check out their Facebook page for more details! facebook.com/KilmainhamInchicoreMS

 

NELLCOR SP02 Sensor - Rosie & Jim Chicken ProductsRosie & Jim have sponsor 10 months worth of Nellcor Oxygen Centres.

These Nellcor Oxygen Centres are one of the many vital pieces of equipment LauraLynn needs on a daily basis to provide medical care to our children.

They allow our carers to constantly monitor the oxygen levels and heart rate of the children in our care, through an adhesive probe on their finger to ensure both are always maintained at the right level.

Rosie & Jim has kindly sponsored of these for 10 months for LauraLynn House, our palliative care unit.

We're delighted to sponsor Andrew Wallace €150 for his charity race to raise awareness for Amyloidosis.

Amyloidosis (am-uh-loi-DO-sis) is a rare disease that occurs when a substance called amyloid builds up in your organs. Amyloid is an abnormal protein that is produced in your bone marrow and can be deposited in any tissue or organ.

Well done to Andrew who is on track to fundraise his aim of €5000.

*UPDATED August 2019*

Andrew not only made his target he completely shattered it! Making a huge €21,000 himself,  then a charity benefactor matched his donation, so that has now been turned into a whopping €42,000!! Fantastic News - well done Andrew!

Get more info on Amyloidosis here http://amyloidosis.org/

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.

Yours sincerely,

Carolyn McCarthy and Kate Danaher

Letter PDF here>

As you can see, Hank is growing into a handsome young man for sure. He is great with other animals and takes his role at the allotment Bernadette and her husband have very seriously indeed :)

 

Hank in August on allotment standing in mud
Hank rolling in the mud
Hank leading the horse with reins in his mouth