The Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation is urging the people of Kerry to climb on the bandwagon and go ‘Up the Hill for Jack & Jill’ in support of its vital home nursing and in-home respite services for seriously-ill children which have supported 24 local families since 2015.

The fun fundraising challenge has its sights set on raising €75,000 through hill walks, of many varieties and degrees of difficulty, taking place across the country from Sunday, September 22.

People interested in getting involved can register their support for just €16 at – equivalent to the cost of one hour of home nursing care. Once signed up, they will receive an ‘Up the Hill for Jack and Jill’ fundraising pack full of goodies, including a menu of ideas, posters, balloons and stickers.
The ‘Up the Hill for Jack & Jill’ challenge is open to all ages and fitness levels.

Participants have the option of joining one of the organised events taking place across the country or they can get creative and choose an endeavour of their own by organising a DIY challenge with friends or colleagues – this can be sauntering up a local hill, climbing the office steps, abseiling a local landmark, surfing the crest of a wave, etc. Whether it’s one person or 100 people signing up, it really is the taking part that counts.