The Sunshine Appeal donated to both Welsh and Irish charities in May 2011 as part of the Carling Nations Cup. On this occasion the Sunshine Appeal cooperated with the Welsh fans group, the Dragon has Landed in a joint venture to help our Celtic neighbours.
First, the Welsh charity Tŷ Hafan received a £1000 donation. The charity offers comfort, care and support for life-limited children and young people and is dedicated to improving the quality of life of their whole family.
Secondly, the Irish charity Jack and Jill received £2000. Jack and Jill provides direct funding to families with brain damaged children up to the age of 4 to allow them to purchase home respite care. Families call it the ‘Gift of Time’. Time to do the things we take for granted, like taking your healthy children to the park, a night’s sleep, doing the grocery shopping etc. The £2000 was used to provide nursing hours for a family. The maximum donation per family per month is £1024 which is 64 hours so £2000 would provide nursing care for 1 Jack & Jill baby for just under 2 months.
A group of Scotland fans went along to O’Connell street on the day of the Wales match to meet representatives from the charity and hand over the cheques. Both Welsh and Irish fans were also in attendance and a fair few beverages were drank afterwards as fans of all three teams came together to share their experiences from travelling around the world.
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