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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.

We hope the Monday blues aren't affecting any of you too much! We have decided to do something a little bit different this week to kick start one lucky person's week for them!

Having viewed all of your comments on our recent Electric Picnic competition, we have decided to give a prize for 'Best Comment'.

So without further a due... CONGRATULATIONS to Thomas Behan!! Your comment, "Congrats on the 20 years. Would rather win a box of your chicken pizzas though." has been chosen!

Your wish is our command, please private message the Rosie & Jim so we can arrange the delivery of your box of Chicken Twists!!

Happy Monday to all of our followers, make your week a good one!

"Big thanks Rosie and Jim for the box of chicken twists. Much appreciated." -

Message received from Thomas upon presentation of his prize by Sean McLoughlin!

Hope you enjoyed them Thomas!

Rosie & Jim are delighted to donate €300 to the Wild Atlantic Wains ChildrenHelpingChildren Concert. The concert is a fundraiser for A Better Life for Livie Fund.

Find out more about Livie and the many fundraising events here: https://www.abetterlifeforlivie.ie/

Also check out A better life for Livie on Facebook and all the social platforms. She needs as many heroes as possible to save her. Imagine if just 1 euro per view went to the fund, we could really make a difference.

 

Who Is Livie ?

Olivia Mulhern is an 8 month old baby recently diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Type 1. Without treatment her condition will deteriorate and it will be unlikely she could survive past her second birthday.

What Is SMA ?

Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is caused by a gene deletion that causes deterioration of the nerve cells connecting Livies' brain and spinal cord to her muscles. There is no cure and Livie has the most severe type.

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Livies best hope is a one off gene treatment, currently only available in America and costing a staggering two million dollars. Livie is against the clock as this treatment is only available to children under two years old.

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 and Jim were especially delighted to donate €450 to our very own staff member Tracey who was fundraising for Aoibheann’s Pink Tie charity. Tracey was one of over 2,000 women who set a new world record with the Worlds Largest Skinny Dip event at a secluded beach in Wicklow. With all proceeds going to the National Children’s Cancer Charity it really is a fantastic charity to support.

Tracey also held a fundraiser night and we were more than happy to provide the food for the night which raised €1400.

Follow the Charity Event at - https://www.facebook.com/events/1916703721678690/

Find out more on the website - http://kickingtheshiteoutofcancer.com/

 

Thanks to everyone who came to the Coeliac Society of Ireland Gluten Free Living Show. We had amazing feedback on our products and really enjoyed talking with everyone. 

See you all again next year!

Pictured above is Rosie and Jimmy with Kevin and Jenny Scully of Merrymill, the only Irish family growing, harvesting and milling organic gluten free oats

Check the out their website!   https://www.themerrymill.ie/

 

 

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

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! 

"A big Thank You to the generous folks at Rosie & Jim who provide a delicious range of chicken products to The Ronald McDonald House every week. Today we enjoyed their scrumptious Tikka Chicken wraps!
#Yummy #Cooking4Families #KeepingFamiliesClose"

 

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.

Laois Lions WRC

Rosie & Jim were delighted to present Laois Lions Wheelchair Rugby Club with brand new jerseys and hats last weekend! We had a BBQ and a lot of fun and everyone enjoyed a great day!

Laois Lions WRC

Aoife Noons, from Coláiste Íosagáin Portarlington, was the thrilled winner of a Year’s Free Music Tuition!

Rosie & Jim in conjunction with Coláiste Íosagáin were giving a student the chance to win a Year’s Free Tuition with local music school BS#ARP Studios!

All entrants had to:

Tell us WHAT? What instrument do they you want to learn and
Tell us WHY? Why they want to learn it!

Congratulations Aoife, we're looking forward to hear you play on a stage near us soon!

As if winning this great competition wasnt enough for one day, Aoife Noons also raised a lot of money for the Make a Wish foundation when she cut her long hair for the Rapunzal Foundation. Find out more here - http://rapunzelfoundation.com/

Well done Aoife!

Aoife is pictured above with Rosie, from Rosie and Jim and Conor Mitchell & Keith Bracken from Coláiste Íosagáin.

Rosie & Jim are humbled and thrilled to Make-A-Wish come true for Danielle.

Make A Wish - Cabin for Danielle
Make A Wish - Cabin for Danielle

Danielle, aged 4, from Sligo, is living with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia. She loves playing and really wanted a playhouse for her and her siblings/friends to play in. She specifically said green because she likes the idea of a green playhouse in the garden. Her favourite colour is pink and she loves dancing and singing. She can’t really travel and shares a room with her sister so having a space of her own is what this wish is all about.

"Thanks to the generosity of Rosie & Jim, Make-A-Wish were able to get her an amazing and spacious Summerhouse and include fantastic interior furnishings to turn it into a cosy, multi-functional space. On the day of the reveal, Danielle’s mum, with the help of our amazing volunteers Martina and John, threw a party for Danielle and the whole family, where everyone got to have a go at the Karaoke machine and some arts and crafts! Thanks again for your support, as you can see you have made a little girl extremely happy!"

Make A Wish - Cabin for Danielle