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Topaz takes to the driving seat to raise funds for the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation

Posted on: 07 Feb 2018

Topaz (Circle K Ireland), Ireland’s largest fuel and convenience retailer, has announced the details of a new car raffle that will see much-needed funds raised for its charity partner, the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation. Over a two-month period, customers can pledge their support by purchasing raffle tickets for €5 each and, in turn, will be in with a chance of winning the award winning all-new SEAT Ateca SUV, worth approximately €30,000. All proceeds raised via the raffle will go directly to The Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation.

Tickets for the car raffle will be available to purchase from sites across the Topaz network and at all 23 SEAT dealerships nationwide from Thursday, 1st February. The initiative aims to fund the provision of thousands of home nursing hours much needed by Jack & Jill children and families. The winner of the raffle will be announced in mid-April and customers are encouraged to keep an eye on the Topaz Energy, SEAT Ireland and Jack & Jill Foundation Facebook pages as well as @topazenergy on Twitter for full details.

€250,000 Milestone

The launch of this initiative coincides with Topaz announcing that it has raised €250,000 to date for the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation, through various fundraising initiatives by Topaz staff and customers, including Small Change for Big ChangeThe LEGO® Exchange and Raise a Teacup, along with multiple fundraising events held internally for staff. These campaigns have resulted in the provision of over 15,000 hours of home care nursing to date for the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation.

The partnership, launched in 2015, will see Topaz raise €400,000 in vital funds for the children’s foundation, and the winter car raffle will really help to accelerate efforts to reach the target.

The Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation, which was founded in 1997, provides direct funding to families of children up to the age of five suffering from severe intellectual and physical developmental delay from brain damage, enabling them to purchase home nursing and respite care. The Jack & Jill model of care puts the family at the centre of the help it gives, and a bespoke package is developed around them.

Judy Glover, Market Director, Topaz (Circle K Ireland) said: I am delighted to be at Topaz City Avenue today to mark this significant announcement. Not only is this car raffle one of our biggest fundraising drives for the Jack & Jill partnership to date, but we are also celebrating the news that €250,000 has been raised to date across the network in support of this vital charity. Thanks to Topaz staff and customers for their continued support - the funds that have been raised will enable the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation to continue providing invaluable services to families nationwide.

I would like to extend my thanks to our car partner SEAT Ireland for coming on board at this juncture, enabling us to accelerate towards our fundraising target of €400,000 through the winter raffle incentive.”

Hugo Jellett, CEO of the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation added: Today is a landmark occasion as we not only celebrate the news that €250,000 has been raised through our partnership with Topaz to date, but we are also delighted to launch this new fundraising initiative which is set to make a difference to the lives of families across Ireland.

We give parents the gift of time to do the normal things they need to do during the day, like picking up their other children from school or simply go for a walk, or meeting a friend for a break. I would like to extend my gratitude to all those involved who continue to give their invaluable support to those in need of a helping hand.”

Niall Phillips, Brand Director, SEAT Ireland said: “We are thrilled to provide our award winning all-new  SEAT Ateca as the prize for the Topaz winter car raffle. We hope our input will assist as a driving force in raising much-needed funds for the Jack and Jill Foundation, an organisation that does incredible work for the families of children in need.”