Surprise in store as new charity shop opens in Kilkenny city this morning
A charity that offers care and support to young children undergoing treatment and respite to their parents and families is to officially open its new charity store in Kilkenny this morning.
The opening coincides with the birthday of the boy the charity was created for – Jack Irwin.
The founder of the Jack and Jill Foundation, Jonathan Irwin, will be on hand to officially open the charity’s boutique outlet. He will be joined by Jack and Jill’s CEO Carmel Doyle and shop manager Irene King.
The Jack and Jill Foundation was set up in 1997 to offer help to children aged four and under with severe neurological development issues. The charity also offers respite directly to parents and families or gives funding to allow them to buy home respite care.
The charity currently supports 12 families in Kilkenny.
The official opening takes place at 11am today at the charitiy’s store located on 12 Friary Street.