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Zurich Insurance reaches €100k Milestone for Jack and Jill Foundation

Celebrated Achievement with Festival Event for Employees and Charity Patrons

Dublin 8th October 2012   

Reaching its €100k fundraising target for the Jack and Jill Foundation 18 months ahead of schedule, Zurich Insurance today hosted a festival event to celebrate the achievement and reward employees for their efforts.

Zurich employees and Patrons of the Jack and Jill Foundation including former Dublin GAA star John O’Leary and Jack and Jill CEO Jonathan Irwin were treated to candy floss, popcorn and slush puppies from specially designed festival stalls as well as having the opportunity to have their nails painted in support of the national Nail It Campaign.

Speaking at the event, Maurice Cullen Zurich Insurance said, “The commitment shown by our employees to the Jack and Jill Foundation over the last 18 months has been fantastic. We originally set a fundraising target of €100k that we’d hoped to achieve within three years and the fact that we have reached this goal within 18 months is testament to the huge efforts made by our entire team across a range of fundraising initiatives including sponsored runs, stair climbs, raffles, dress down days, cake sales and office Olympic challenges.

He added, “The Jack and Jill Foundation provides crucial support to families all across Ireland, allowing them to purchase at home respite for their children, giving them the opportunity to spend time together enjoying simple day to day activities that many of us take for granted. We are thrilled that our fundraising efforts will help support the Jack and Jill families.”

Jonathan Irwin, CEO of the Jack and Jill Foundation addressed the Zurich employees at the event, “€100,000 allows us to nurse 300 babies for 1 month, so every year the Jack & Jill Foundation has to raise funding of up to €3 million. We also act as advocate for our families, ensuring they receive the support and services they are entitled to. The fantastic fundraising efforts of the entire Zurich team will make a huge difference to the work we do, allowing us to continue to support our Jack and Jill families to ensure they can spend quality time at home together.”


Zurich staff also got the opportunity to have their nails painted in support of the national ‘Nail It’ charity campaign. Pictured above are Maurice Cullen and Jonathan Irwin.


For further information, please contact:

Melissa Nugent


Tel: (01) 478 6245


Melanie Goeck
Corporate Communications
Zurich Ireland
Tel: (01) 609 1198