Druids Glen to host 2016 Jack & Jill Golf Classic

Druids Glen to host 2016 Jack & Jill Golf Classic
 Ireland rugby international Fergus McFadden with Edward Stephenson, CEO, Druids Glen Resort, Jonathan Irwin, founder/CEO Jack and Jill Foundation and Leinster rugby team-mates Rob and Dave Kearney. Picture: Matt Browne / SPORTSFILE

Ireland rugby international Fergus McFadden with Edward Stephenson, CEO, Druids Glen Resort, Jonathan Irwin, founder/CEO Jack and Jill Foundation and Leinster rugby team-mates Rob and Dave Kearney. Picture: Matt Browne / SPORTSFILE

Druids Glen Hotel & Golf Resort  will host the 19th Jack & Jill Annual Golf Classic on Friday 13th May 2016. 

Druids Glen ambassadors Rob Kearney, his brother Dave and Fergus McFadden lined out to make the announcement as the children’s charity aims to raise over €30,000 through this year’s event.

The classic is open to teams of four and the donation per team is €1,024, the equivalent of one month’s nursing care for one Jack & Jill baby. 

The donation covers golf, a light lunch on arrival and tickets to dinner for eight including wine.  The day will start with a light lunch at 12 noon and a shotgun start at 2pm followed by dinner, prize giving and entertainment.

Team slots are filling up fast. If you wish to book a team, please contact Deirdre or Edelle at the Jack & Jill office on 045 894538.  

The Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation provides direct funding, to families of children with brain damage up to the age of four who suffer severe intellectual and physical developmental delay, enabling them to purchase home nursing care. Jack & Jill also provide end of life care to all children up to the age of 4.

Edward Stephenson, CEO, Druids Glen Hotel & Golf Resort, commented; “We are absolutely delighted to be hosting the Jack & Jill Annual Golf Classic this year. The Foundation does incredible work for children all over the Country and this event will play a key role in raising funds to ensure this can continue. I’m confident our championship course and the Resort at Druids Glen is the perfect setting for a great event in May.”

Jonathan Irwin, CEO, The Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation, also added; “On behalf of the 300 sick babies and their families up and down the country under our wing, I want to thank Edward Stephenson and the team at Druids Glen for really getting behind Jack & Jill, and on their behalf sincere thanks so much for choosing Jack & Jill as your charity partner.  Life caring for a child with severe disabilities can be a lonely pathway, I should know.  

"But knowing that classic events like this, supported by generous, energetic and thoughtful people are behind the Jack & Jill home nursing care model, and helping us to fund it, and promote it, makes all the difference and it’s about one neighbour helping another.  Thank you.”

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About Jack & Jill

Since 1997, Irish children’s charity, the Jack & Jill Foundation, has supported over 2,000 children from birth to 4 years old with brain damage who suffer severe intellectual and physical trauma.  Its 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 our annual golf Classic to raise the €2.7 million in requires every year to provide this critical service.