Students’ Lego Fundraiser for Jack and Jill Foundation

Moya Sheehan getting the word out about the Lego fundraiser for the Jack and Jill Foundation.  ©Photograph:  John Reidy
Moya Sheehan getting the word out about the Lego fundraiser. ©Photograph: John Reidy

St. Joseph’s Presentation Secondary School student, Moya Sheehan outlines here the reasons behind why she and her Transition Year peers are embarking on a ‘Lego Appeal’ in aid of children’s charity The Jack and Jill Foundation.

“As part of St. Joseph’s Presentation and St. Patrick Secondary School’s Transition Year programme 2016-2017, our class has decided to run a fundraiser in aid of the Jack and Jill Foundation.

Jonathan Irwin

Earlier in the year the CEO, Jonathan Irwin, came to talk to us. He told us his story about how his child, Jack, was born perfectly healthy, but two days after he was born it was believed that he died and when he was resuscitated; his brain had been deprived of oxygen for too long.

His story shocked us all and made us realise that life can change in the blink of an eye and we decided that we needed to do something to help!

Unwanted Lego

To support the Jack and Jill Foundation we are asking people to bring their unwanted Lego to either Presentation Secondary School or St. Patrick’s Secondary School, so we can donate it all to the foundation.

Jack and Jill Children's Foundation CEO, Jonathan Irwin - a talk by him inspired the students' fundraiser. ©Photograph: John Reidy
Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation CEO, Jonathan Irwin – a talk by him inspired the students’ fundraiser. ©Photograph: John Reidy

Every €16 raised through this Lego appeal will provide one hour of home nursing care for a sick child.

Lego Collection in Both Schools

The collection will be taking place from February 15th to 17th in both schools.

We are asking you to please donate any Lego pieces you have to support this worthy cause.

Moya Sheehan, Transition year, Presentation Castleisland and St. Patrick’s Secondary Schools.

Transition Year programmes in the schools are run by Annette Leen and Tim Long.

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