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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

Rosie & Jim are delighted to announce that our total donations to Irish Charities and Community Groups throughout 2020 came to €63,791!

In addition Rosie & Jim donated more than 340kgs of chicken products to Irish charities and those who provide support to the less well off in our communities.

Read through our Charity Donations blog for more on those organisations and individual who received support from Rosie & Jim.

https://rosieandjim.ie/charity_community

Rosie and Jim were delighted to sponsor €1000 for the B S#ARP Studios School Event last Friday night.

It was a fantastic display of musical talent and a really great night of entertainment!

Well done to eveyone who performed and to all those behind the scenes!

Follow  B S#ARP on their Facebook page -

https://www.facebook.com/bsharpstudiosportarlington/

 

Rosie & Jim are really pleased to share they have donated over €5,000 to the wonderful Make A Wish Irish charity.

Rosie presented the cheque for €5,095 to Susan O’Dwyer of Make A Wish last week.

Make-A-Wish Ireland has one simple aim – to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions, to bring hope, strength and happiness. 

Find out more and stay in touch with the Make A Wish on their website and Facebook page.

https://www.makeawish.ie/

https://www.facebook.com/Make.A.Wish.Ireland

 

Kathy - Puppy Raiser

Meet Champ and his puppy raiser, Kathy!

Champ is settling in to lovely Howth and is enjoying being beside the sea, which he loves.

Kathy is going through early socialisation training with Champ at the moment and introducing him slowly to more and more crowded public spaces. She will work continuously with her dedicated puppy raising supervisor now to gauge Champ’s reactions to certain situations and how he is settling in at home with Kathy.

Kathy is an experienced raiser and supporter of Irish Guide Dogs.

Photos of Champ - he's growing fast!

Education & Training for Children’s Healthcare Team

LauraLynn is required to incorporate on-going learning into its service development initiatives, but unfortunately the cost of this is considerable.  Rosie & Jim, Ballybrittas have supported us this quarter by putting funding towards educational and training resources for our nurses and carers.  Funding for educational books and training for development and up-skilling is crucial to the development of the service and care we provide here.

Sponsorship of our Annual Report

Each year LauraLynn release an Annual Report, where our members, service users and funders can read about our activities and achievements in the past year while learning about our future objectives. It is an invaluable tool for communicating with all our stakeholders. We are hugely grateful to Rosie & Jim for sponsoring our Annual Report this year.

See more about LauraLynn Clinical Education & Training Department >

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

Rosie & Jim are delighted to sponsor Fisherstown Festival 2016!

Taking place at the end of June, The Fisherstown Festival is held at the picturesque surrounding of the Fishermans Thatched Inn, at Fisherstown Co. Laois.
The Fishermans Thatched Inn is located on an ancient crossroads on what was once the main highway between Tara; home to the high kings of Ireland and Cashel. A fitting location for the festival to promote community spirit and involvement, and the rich traditional Irish culture.

Find out more on their website >

Rosie & Jim have recently sponsored the Fudoshin Wado Kai Carlow, Coxes Lane, Carlow €200. 

The club are seeking funding to contribute towards:
1. Club uniform, training, competition gear such as training tops, gloves, shin pads etc
2. Travel costs for children to enable participation of national/international tournaments
3. Running competitions/ training camps to raise the club profile
4. Purchasing training equipment to help expand the club

Well done to Debbie Long and the team - and best of luck with future competitions! 

Rosie & Jim are proud to support Saint John Of God Hospital by donating €500 at Christmas time.
A fantastic worthy cause, Saint John of God helps people suffering from mental health problems.
Since its foundation in 1882, the mission of Saint John of God Hospital is to bring healing, care and wholeness to people who have mental illness or psychological and emotional problems.
Assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and care are provided in accordance with the highest professional standards and always in keeping with the ethos and caring traditions as modeled for us by Saint John of God.

Find out more about Saint John Of God on their website - http://www.stjohnofgodhospital.ie/
Keep in touch with Saint John Of God on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/sjogmentalhealth/

 

Hank

The dogs are now back training properly, albeit with some necessary restrictions in place but none impactful on the dogs at all.

Here is Champ out training in Cork with trainer, Cliodhna. He has his Guide Dog harness and training is all going very well.

Izzy is working with trainer Ciara and is going to soon graduate as a Guide Dog.

Hank has been working with trainer, Martin and he should be able to begin training with the family soon.
Here he is with his blue harness which denotes him as a proud Assistance Dog graduate! He has been matched to a family in Cork who’s son has autism and will begin home training with them in the next week or so. Strict measures will be in place for the trainers as they work with the family and PPE equipment will be used.


We're thrilled to see the first of the three dogs graduate on to one of the programmes! Well done Hank!

 

Congratulations to St Paul's GAA in their great victory over Ballyroan in the U16 County Final on Saturday!

Well done to the management of Eamonn O'Connell, Sean McLoughlin, David Greene and Dan Lutterel.

Rosie & Jim were delighted to sponsored the half zips for the team!