Rob Coyne and Conall Byrne from Hollywood Co. Wicklow are transition year students attending St. Kevin’s Community College, Dunlavin, Co. Wicklow. As part of their Community Work Experience aspect of Transition Year, they decided to take on a fundraising project for the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation.
The project consists of a number or fundraisers that will culminate in a 110km walk of a section of the Camino from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela in Spain from April 27th to 4th May this year – Rob & Conalls Camino (all expenses paid by us and our families)
Already, they have completed five fundraising events – a 5km Santa Run in Hollywood, a Candy Cane Sale in their school, a coffee morning in Hollywood Community Centre, and bag packs in Dunnes Stores Blessington and Dunnes Stores, Newbridge. Donations so far have reached €5,328.00. The original fundraising target was €5,000; however, they have increased it to €10,000 and are hoping that between now and June, they will receive even more support for their campaign and this very worthwhile charity.
The Jack & Jill Foundation which has its headquarters in Johnstown, Co. Kildare provides home nursing care to brain damaged children up to the age of 4 and end of life care to palliative babies up to the age of 4. Every €16 they raise for Jack & Jill will provide 1 hour home nursing respite care for an affected family.
Donations to www.idonate.ie