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.
Musgrave Triathlon 2017 is coming up shortly and is celebrating its 15 year anniversary this year.
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!
Run down schools, crowded class rooms, lack of resources and virtually no sport are all part and parcel of a young persons life in Tanzania, Africa.
Irish volunteers Aisling Quigley and Anna Moore have set about changing the experiences young people are faced with in everyday life. Their work is delivered via Camps International and the core project is based around improving educational infrastructure at the local primary schools and improving village life as a whole.
The main focus currently is on building a classroom for students with special educational needs. Presently they are learning alongside mainstream classes and they are unable to succeed, as their educational needs are so different.
Desks and furniture making are also a high priority here with more than four students trying to squeeze onto one desk so making plenty for all students to sit comfortably will bring great advantages to their learning.
In Tanzania, structured sports education and inter-schools competition is virtually non-existent due to a lack of resources and time. The main issues are sport and P.E. are not part of the National Curriculum, lack of sports teachers, run-down or non-existent school and community sports pitches and facilities, lack of school sports equipment and student kit and gender inequality. Aisling and Anna will be working on sports development and hope to try and develop an area to facilitate their needs.
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..."
These 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.
Jimmy McLoughlin of Rosie & Jim is delighted to present €2,000 to Courtwood GAA for the B2B Cycle for Life.
The B2B Cycle for Life will see five teams of six cyclists tackle the 120 km route from Blackwater in Wexford to Ballybrittas in Laois.
It promises to be tough but the intrepid thirty are already training hard!
Find out more and keep in touch on the Facebook Event page - facebook.com/events/108386523186113
Here's a pic of Veronica Reid from Ronald McDonald House collecting the boxes that will go to feed the families who come and stay in their accommodation. Read about this fantastic charity below...
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.
Rosie & Jim Sponsor three Irish Guide Dog Puppies!
We are delighted to announce an exciting new partnership with the
Irish Guide Dog Association.
As part of the sponsorship Rosie and Jim are funding three puppies for two years. The €30,000 sponsorship covers the dogs vitally important training.
With more than 13,000 registered blind people in Ireland and over 250,000 people impacted by autism, the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind works tirelessly to facilitate those affected by providing them guide and assistance dogs. The average cost of training a dog is in the region of €53,000 and the charity rely on 85% of their funding through sponsorship like this and fundraising to continue to deliver their vital services for free throughout Ireland.
Director of Rosie and Jim, Rosie, says;
“ We are delighted to be involved with the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind and look forward to watching our puppies as they grow throughout the year on their way towards becoming a Guide or Assistance Dog, in turn providing a great sense of assurance and independence for families and individuals ”.
At the announcement, John Burke of Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind said: