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L- R: John Keane, KCLR, Edelle Monahan, Jack and Jill, Deirdre Walsh, Jack and Jill, Barry Dempsey, Manager of Jack and Jill, Friary Street, Kilkenny with Glenveagh Homes Staff

Glenveagh Staff raise €10,632 to help support local Jack and Jill families during an Apprentice-Style Takeover of the Jack and Jill Charity Boutique on Friary Street, Kilkenny

Vital funds raised equate to 591 hours of in-home nursing care

On Friday, 16th June, three teams of Glenveagh staff took over three Jack and Jill charity boutiques, including the much-loved shop on Friary Street, in an Apprentice-Style takeover that saw the Kilkenny team triumph by raising the most funds on the day.

Savvy shoppers in search of fashionable bargains turned out in force, while the team of volunteers from Glenveagh Homes, who are charity partners to Jack and Jill, pulled out all the stops to create a fun and welcoming atmosphere, and inspire sales.

From pre-loved designer goods to household gems and collectables, energetic support from KCLR FM’s John Keane and a visit from Kilkenny hurler Cian Kenny, who brought along the Bob O’Keeffe Cup; it was a landmark day for the Jack and Jill charity boutique in Kilkenny, which saw the amount of funds raised multiply by eight times versus a ‘regular’ Friday.

Deirdre Walsh, Head of Retail from Jack and Jill said, “It was such a fantastic success! The buzz, energy and excitement the team brought to our Kilkenny store was palpable! Huge thanks to Glenveagh for pulling out the stops with this takeover, which saw funds raised soar across all three of the stores involved, funding 591 hours of in-home nursing care and respite support for our families. A fabulous achievement!”

Glen Burrell, Sales Manager with Glenveagh Homes, commented, “The whole team at Glenveagh are delighted with how the takeover went and are proud of the funds we raised to support local Jack and Jill families. As we prepare to launch our newest development at Cluain Glasan, we wanted to illustrate our commitment to the community in Kilkenny and the surrounding areas, and it was a wonderful way to meet Jack and Jill shoppers and supporters, while giving back. A win:win for all involved!”

The Jack and Jill charity boutique is located at Friary Street Gardens, Kilkenny, R95 DC99 and is open Monday to Saturday from 10am-5.30pm.


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