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Thursday, 26th November 2020

Choose Jack & Jill’s “Six Gifts of Christmas” to help extra-special children

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An illustration from “What does Santa do, when it’s not Christmas?” written by Paddy Comyn and illustrated by Barry Sheehan.

“There are lots of ways to show our Jack & Jill children that you care”

What better way to get into Santa’s good books than to purchase a gift from the Six Gifts of Christmas for Jack & Jill and support the wonderful nurses providing home nursing care to 377 children with highly complex medical and life-limiting conditions around Ireland.

Your gift promises to keep on giving as not only will you be putting a smile on the face of the person receiving your gift, but you will be putting an even bigger smile on the face of the mums and dads supported by the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation!

Last spring, Jack & Jill developed a two-year COVID-19 response plan and the public has responded generously to their SOS appeal which continues into 2021.

With this assistance, Jack & Jill will continue its plan to extend the age range of children supported by the charity from five to six years of age, making that extension permanent in 2021. Jack & Jill’s frontline home nursing care and end-of-life care is more important than ever, given the lack of respite options in the community for the children it supports.

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The Six Gifts of Christmas for Jack & Jill

“What does Santa do, when it’s not Christmas?” This little book for little ones, written by Paddy Comyn and illustrated by Barry Sheehan, tells the enchanting tale of Santa and how the rest of the year is just so boring when he’s not feverishly making toys, checking lists twice, and hurtling helter-skelter across the midnight sky delivering thrills and spills! “What does Santa do, when it’s not Christmas?” is available in softback and printed on snow-friendly, as well as environmentally-friendly paper. Costs €8, plus postage and packaging

Jack & Jill Gift of Time card. Make the Yuletide gay with a thoughtful gift of home nursing care for a Jack & Jill family this Christmas. Whether it’s a donation of €16 for one hour to give parents time to write some Christmas cards or €1,280 for a full monthly care package of 80 hours to enable them to spend time with their other children, it is a gift that will make the world of difference. Gift of Time Cards start from €16

Jack & Jill quality wrapping paper.

Jack & Jill quality wrapping paper. You’ve bought the perfect Christmas gift and now you need the perfect Christmas wrapping paper. Made from biodegradable paper, each pack contains 12 sheets of wrapping, featuring three different Christmas designs, and 12 gift tags. Your present would be naked without this! Each pack costs €6

Jack & Jill teacher’s certificate. Be top of the class by presenting the teacher in your child’s life with a certificate of their own for a change! A welcome alternative to socks and soap, this meaningful gift shows that you have made a donation towards home nursing care for Jack & Jill children. Certificates start from €16 for one hour of home nursing care

Jack & Jill Incognito art card collection. Paint a pretty picture with these selections of 12 stylish cards! Featuring artworks from the hugely successful online Incognito art sale, where buyers only find out the artist behind their desired artwork once it arrives, artists featured include Martin Gale, Susan Cairns and Ruthie Ashenhurst. Each card is printed on carbon balanced paper and approved by the World Land Trust – the ideal sustainably-produced gift that is perfect for any occasion all year round. Each pack costs €16.

Jack & Jill Bricks4Care.

Jack & Jill Bricks4Care. Build a better, greener, world by buying a 1kg bag of Lego from one of Jack & Jill’s nine charity shops. Each bag is pre-loved and donated to Jack & Jill meaning it’s another sustainable gift choice that’s bound to thrill. Who doesn’t love Lego? Each bag costs €10

“Whether it’s our Santa book, wrapping paper or our Gift of Time card, there are lots of ways to show our Jack & Jill children that you care” said Carmel Doyle, CEO, Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation.

“By supporting our Six Gifts of Christmas, you are supporting our vital work for extra-special children around the country and there really is no place like home for a Jack & Jill child, especially at Christmas-time. That sense of community is what keeps Jack & Jill going.”

Buying a Jack & Jill Christmas Gift is simple and easy – visit www.jackandjill.ie, select the gift you desire and it will be delivered straight to your door!

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