Athlone-based DPD partner with Jack and Jill Foundation to collect unwanted Lego

In conjunction with Athlone-based delivery company DPD Ireland, the Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation, has launched an appeal for unwanted Lego pieces which can turn into funding for its vital in-home nursing care service.

In conjunction with Athlone-based delivery company DPD Ireland, the Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation, has launched an appeal for unwanted Lego pieces which can turn into funding for its vital in-home nursing care service.

In conjunction with Athlone-based delivery company DPD Ireland, the Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation, has launched an appeal for unwanted Lego pieces which can turn into funding for its vital in-home nursing care service.

Families, pre-schools, and schools can drop their unwanted lego into DPD depots, including its centralised hub headquarters in the Athlone Business Park on the Dublin Road.

Lego can also be dropped into any of the 12 Jack and Jill Charity boutiques, including the local store situated in St Mary’s Square, Athlone.

Jack and Jill will then re-sell the Lego in 1kg bags in one of its charity boutiques in order to raise money to fund its in-home respite and nursing care for 400 families across Ireland, including seven children in Westmeath.

Every €18 raised through the Lego drive will cover the cost of one hour of home nursing care for a local Jack and Jill family.

You don’t need to have a complete Lego set to donate your bricks, loose Lego is gladly accepted – from Lego figures, to bricks big or small. It just has to be Lego – no other brick will do!

Once you’ve gathered your Lego donation, simply put it in a bag or box, label it ‘Jack and Jill Lego Drive’ and drop it to the Jack and Jill Charity Boutique in St Mary’s Square, or the Athlone DPD depot, or any DPD depot across the country (a full list of its 35 depots is here ).

“With Lego being so popular for so long, chances are a lot of homes will have old Lego sets lying around gathering dust that can now be put to good use, especially as families now clear out toys to make space for new ones with the arrival of Santa in a few weeks’ time!

“We want to start a national search in the attic, the back of the cupboard or under the bed for unwanted Lego to help fund Jack and Jill’s home nursing care for sick children in the community.

“This gift of Lego will translate into a gift of time for a local family through home nursing care hours giving them time to do the ‘normal’ things that others take for granted like sleeping, working, shopping or simply going for a walk with a friend.

“This is the second time we have partnered with DPD on the Lego drive, with our previous Lego drive helping to raise €80,000 for our vital service. We are delighted to have DPD on board again – making it so easy for people to donate their Lego at one of their 35 depots around the country,” Carmel Doyle, CEO of Jack and Jill, said.

Des Travers, CEO of DPD Ireland commented noted his delight that DPD Ireland were once again working with the Jack and Jill Foundation on their Lego initiative.

“We are delighted to be working with Jack and Jill again this year on their Lego drive. As we know fundraising for Irish charities has been difficult in recent years. Jack and Jill work tirelessly throughout the year to provide vital in-home nursing care for children across Ireland and we are happy to be able to help them to continue this outstanding work,” Mr Travers said.

 

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