Each year, the Captains of Powerscourt Golf Club organise an annual fundraising event in support of local and national charities. Over the past twelve years members’ of Powerscourt Golf Club and their guests have raised over €235,000 for these worthy causes. This year Captains Damian McGrath and Brenda Quinlan have chosen the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation as their charity. The Foundation provides home nursing care to children with severe brain damage and also provides end of life home nursing care for all children who require it from birth to 4 years of age. They have supported over 35 families in County Wicklow since 1997.
The charity event generously supported by Powerscourt members and their guests will take place on Saturday 6th of June 2015 and includes an Invitation Team event followed by dinner at the Clubhouse. Last year this event raised in excess of €20,000 for the Wicklow Hospice Foundation. Powerscourt Golf Club and their members would welcome support from the wider community and anyone wishing to support this worthy cause can contact them on 01 204 6033. See www.powerscourtgolfclub.com/events for more information.
Brenda Quinlan (Lady Captain, Powerscourt Golf Club), Jonathan Irwin (CEO, Jack & Jill Foundation), Damian McGrath (Captain, Powerscourt Golf Club)
About the Jack & Jill Foundation The Jack & Jill Foundation is an Irish children’s charity set up in 1997 by Jonathan Irwin and his wife, Senator Mary Ann O’Brien (founder Lily O’Brien’s Chocolate) based on their own experience caring for their son Jack at home until he passed away in December 1997 aged 22 months. Over the past 18 years, Jack & Jill has supported nearly 1,800 children (from birth to 4 years old) with brain damage who suffer severe intellectual and physical trauma and the Foundation also provides end of life nursing care of up to 80 hours per month for all children who require it from birth to 4 years of age. The 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 (€1280 for end of life nursing care). With less than 20% of its funding coming from the State, the Jack & Jill Foundation relies on the generosity of the public to keep going and has raised over €50 million privately since 1997 while receiving less than €5 million in State funding throughout that time. Every €16 donation provides 1 hour of home nursing care to our families. They have provided home nursing care to over 35 families in Wicklow since 1997.
Following the announcement that Ireland will remain in full Level 5 restrictions golf is prohibited until 5th April 2021.
For now we are advised to stay home and stay safe to ensure that we continue to flatten the curve. We look forward to welcoming you all back to Powerscourt Golf Club in the not distant future. ‘STAY THE COURSE SO WE CAN GET BACK OUT ON THE COURSE’
Gavin Hunt Golf Manager