Organised in association with Gorey Cycling Club, the Jack & Jill Kilkenny Cycle is a fully insured and Cycling Ireland approved event, with 2 routes open to participants – 66 kilometres and 100 kilometres – both of which start and finish at O’Loughlin Gaels GAA grounds on Saturday, 17th September. Goodie bags will be handed out to all participants and refreshment stops will be set up along the route. 100% of monies raised will go to the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation. Registration for the cycle is now open via the link: https://jackandjill.ie/cycle/
The Kilkenny Cycle is an annual fundraiser that supports home nursing care hours and respite for families all over the country caring for their sick child at home with the help of the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation. This is an Irish children’s charity that has supported over 2,000 children nationwide from birth to 4 years old with brain damage who suffer severe intellectual and physical trauma, including 43 in Kilkenny, 39 in Wicklow, 32 in Carlow and 477 in Dublin.
Jack & Jill’s nationwide service includes home visits and care, advice, information, lobbying and bereavement support, with the Foundation providing funding for up to 64 hours of home nursing care per month at a cost of up to €1024 per family and up to 80 hours per month for end of life care. The Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation relies on the generosity of the public and fundraisers like this to raise the €2.7 million it requires every year to provide this critical service.