Longford cyclists help raise €130k for Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation

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Longford cyclists help raise €130k for Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation

Carmel Doyle, Eilín Ní Mhurchú and Vincent Mulvey with cyclists Tom McGivney, Donal Duffy and David Meadows from Longford.

Over 50 cyclists from Bank of Ireland, including Longford trio Tom McGivney, Donal Duffy and David Meadows, cycled more than 700km each to raise over €130,000 for The Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation.

The amount raised will help deliver over 8,000 respite nursing hours to support Jack & Jill families across Ireland including those in County Longford. 

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Picture (with this story shows) are Interim CEO of Jack & Jill, Carmel Doyle, Jack & Jill nurse, Eilín Ní Mhurchú and Bank of Ireland Chief Risk Officer and Executive Sponsor of Jack & Jill, Vincent Mulvey with cyclists Tom McGivney, Donal Duffy and David Meadows from Longford.

Bank of Ireland pledged to provide 20,000 nursing hours to support Jack and Jill families across Ireland during its partnership with the charity.

Every €16 raised by Bank of Ireland staff funds one hour of home nursing care and respite and the Bank’s fundraising efforts have now reached the 20,000 hours mark, thanks to extensive fundraising initiatives by its staff nationwide. These hours of home nursing care are a lifeline for the 355 Jack & Jill families across the country. 

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