Climb a hill for Laois kids who’ve mountains to climb

Climb a hill for Laois kids who’ve mountains to climb

Laois Folks urged to tackle a hill for Jack and Jill this October to boost cash to fund house nursing look after 11 native kids.

This can be a important 12 months for the Jack and Jill Youngsters’s Basis, because it celebrates 25 years of funding and offering specialist in-home nursing care and respite help for kids with extreme to profound neurodevelopmental delay, as much as the age of six.

This consists of kids who could have a mind damage, cerebral palsy, a genetic prognosis or different undiagnosed situation. One other key a part of the service is end-of-life care at house for all kids as much as the age of six who require it, regardless of prognosis.

The nationwide charity has reached its personal summit in 2022 by offering help to 412 kids, the very best quantity in its 25-year historical past. 

Jack and Jill has supplied help to 48 Laois households because it was first established. To fulfill its steep care dedication, the charity is asking individuals throughout Laois to help native households of their neighborhood by going Up the Hill for Jack and Jill.

With Jack and Jill, there isn’t any means check, no ready record and no pointless pink tape. The core nursing group devises a house nursing care plan that’s tailor-made across the youngster and the household’s wants, with the charity funding and offering as much as 80 hours’ help every month. Jack and Jill’s funding mannequin depends closely on public donations to mobilise over 500 nurses and carers at neighborhood stage and, in 2021, they delivered nearly 110,000 hours of in-home nursing care and respite help.

Jack and Jill Liaison Nurse Supervisor for Laois, Mary Joe Guilfoyle, says each mum or dad wants a break.

“It’s a privilege to be part of the lives of Jack and Jill households. These are unusual dad and mom dealing with the extraordinary care wants of a kid with a posh medical situation; a baby who could not be capable of stroll or speak, who could also be tube-fed or oxygen-dependent, requiring intensive, around-the-clock care, at house. However everybody wants a break, and that’s the place we are available in, actually, into the house, to present them aid and we’re very proud to stroll this care journey with them,” she stated.

Carmel Doyle, CEO, Jack and Jill Youngsters’s Basis, believes charity actually does start at house with Jack and Jill.

“Yearly, it’s an uphill problem to boost the cash we require to supply our service. However, just like the households we help, we simply hold going, with a mild push from the individuals who donate within the data that their help means a lot to native kids. With Jack and Jill, charity actually does start at house and our Up the Hill problem is all about neighborhood.

“Each €18 raised funds one hour of in-home nursing help, permitting Jack and Jill dad and mom to seize 40 winks, go for a stroll with their different kids, or get a espresso, figuring out that their treasured youngster is being effectively cared for at house, the place they belong. That sense of neighborhood actually issues, now greater than ever,” she stated.

There are three Easy Steps to Go Up the Hill for Jack and Jill supported by Abbott prescription drugs.

Step 1 – Register in the present day for simply €18 per individual at, which is able to help one hour of specialist in-home nursing look after a neighborhood Jack and Jill household. Your pack will embody a vibrant, eco-friendly, Up the Hill banner

Step 2 – Select your Hill. There’s a neighborhood hill across the nook to fit your health stage and talent, and whether or not you go excessive or go low, it’s the participating that retains Jack and Jill on the go!

Step 3 – Seize some pals, household, neighbours or colleagues, decide a date that fits and make it a time out to recollect. Convey a picnic to have a good time whenever you get to the highest and keep in mind to take a photograph together with your Up the Hill banner and tag Jack and Jill on social media with #UptheHill22 so everybody can see you!

Sean Langan, Web site Director from Abbott, defined why the worldwide healthcare firm is proud to be supporting Jack and Jill.

“At Abbott, we’re keen about serving to individuals in Eire, and all over the world, to grasp their full potential. This concept is on the core of our enterprise and drives our dedication to help the communities through which we work. The Jack and Jill group embodies this identical precept and has impressed us by means of their compassionate care for kids and households throughout the nation. We’re delighted to be supporting this 12 months’s Up the Hill marketing campaign and hope that this allows extra individuals to stay higher lives,” he stated.

For extra info on Up the Hill for Jack and Jill 2022, go to or phone Jack and Jill at 045 894538.

Observe on social media at Fb @jackandjillfoundation; Instagram @jackandjillcf; Twitter @jackandjillcf; Tik Tok @jackandjillcf; and LinkedIn @Jack and Jill Youngsters’s Basis and use #UpTheHill22

The Jack and Jill Youngsters’s Basis is an Irish kids’s charity that funds and delivers specialist house nursing and end-of-life care for kids from start to 6 years of age who’ve extremely complicated and life-limiting medical situations. Its mission is to empower dad and mom to care for his or her youngster at house, in communities throughout Eire.

Jack and Jill was arrange by two pioneering dad and mom – Mary Ann O’Brien and Jonathan Irwin – 25 years in the past in 1997. That they had been caring for his or her son Jack at house in Kildare with the assistance of native nurses, till he handed away on the age of twenty-two months. Mary Ann and Jonathan vowed that no mum or dad ought to must stroll this troublesome care journey alone, and Jack’s house nursing care plan turned the blueprint for over 2,700 kids who’ve been supported by Jack and Jill since then. 

In the present day 412 kids and their households are supported with as much as 80 hours of house nursing care monthly at a value of €1,440 monthly, or €17,280 per 12 months. The help is commonly described as ‘a present of time’, giving mum or dad carers a break from their 24/7 care regime, protected within the data that their Jack and Jill youngster is effectively cared for at house.

For extra info, go to

Leave a Reply