Pavilions Hands Over Cheque To Jack & Jill Foundation

Pavilions chequePicture is Jonathan Irwin (left), CEO and founder of Jack & Jill Foundation as he receives a cheque for xxx28,620.11 from Ian Hunter, Centre Manager, Pavilions Shopping Centre, Swords

A cheque for a whopping E28,620 was presented to Jack & Jill Foundation on behalf of the Pavilions Shopping Centre, Swords last week. Jack & Jill was one of the shopping centre’s main charities for the past year, and CEO and founder, Jonathan Irwin was present at the Pavilions last week, to collect the cheque from Centre Director, Ian Hunter.
Presenting the cheque on behalf of Swords Pavilions, Ian Hunter said, “We got linked in with Jack & Jill Foundation because one of our security guards at the time had a child who used the respite support from Jack & Jill. Unfortunately the child passed away, but we felt it was such a worthy cause and we could see the benefits locally. The team here have done a tremendous job in terms of organising White Collar boxing, which raised E8,000, Strictly Come Dancing which raised over E10,000 and other fundraising events have brought the total to just over E28,000 and we are delighted to be a part of making a difference to the charity,” he said.
Speaking to the County Leader, Jonathan Irwin was clearly moved by the size of the cheque and the generosity of everyone at the centre, who participated in various events over the past year. He said, “What an effort by everyone who took part in the events. I have 293 children under my wing at the moment all over Ireland, and this cheque provides an additional 1,800 hours of nursing, which is hugely significant. I have to raise E3 million every year and this is an enormous contribution from just one group and it is much appreciated,” he said.