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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

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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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.

 

Jimmy McLoughlin of Rosie & Jim is delighted to present €2,000 to Courtwood GAA for the B2B Cycle for Life.

Courtwood GAA together with the Irish Heart Foundation and Heart Children Ireland are delighted to officially announce the B2B Cycle for Life which will take place next month on 23 September.

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

We're delighted to say we will be donating 3 boxes of our Chicken Products every week to the fantastic Ronald McDonald House Charities!

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.

Irish Guide Dogs for the blind - Logo
Rosie with Puppy

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 ”.

Irish Guide Dogs for the blind

At the announcement, John Burke of Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind said:

"It is only through the generosity of the public and the support from companies such as Rosie and Jim that we are able to help families of children with autism and those with visual impairment achieve independence and mobility. We thank them for their very generous investment and continued support.

Puppies at 8 Weeks

Puppies at 3 Weeks

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.

As a result of the donation Rosie and Jim, Ballybrittas made Aisling and Anna can now carry out volunteer work in Tanzania, which will make a real difference to communities.

Rosie & Jim are delighted to have paid off the Vets bills of €150 for these little cats who have been rescued by Anabatic Lodge Cat Sanctuary. Well done to everyone at the Cat Sanctuary for the amazing job they do, and thanks to Barbara for letting us know about their plight!

"Thank You  We would like to thank a supporter of Anabatic Lodge, Barbara, for thinking outside of the box and asking a reputable company to help us out a little. Rosie & Jim, based in Dublin, have kindly come on board as sponsors for our recent arrivals...Rosie & Jim! Their vet bill was paid in full yesterday and we are so grateful! Thank you so so much! "

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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