Millennium Family Resource Centre Glengoole played host to ‘Jack & Jill Foundation Crutch Collection Day’ on Friday, July 27. This was in aid of Jack & Jill’s ‘Crutch Harvest’ which is running throughout the summer months. It is estimated there are 1 million crutches throughout Irish homes which are not in use anymore, and since old crutches cannot be given back to hospitals anymore; they need to be recycled. Jack & Jill are appealing to donate these idle crutches lying around at home taking up space and you will be helping a great cause at the same time.
Pictured at our appeal day is Margaret Butler and her lovely son Alex, who is a ‘Jack & Jill’ service user. Margaret receives support hours from the Foundation for Alex who is Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy. Alex is a twin with three other siblings so it is a very busy household. Margaret says that she and her partner would be lost without the help of ‘The Jack & Jill Foundation’. Alex requires full-time care and the hours provided by Jack & Jill allows Margaret to spend time with her other children.
Mattie McGrath T.D. has been promoting the charity in Tipperary and he was on hand today in the Millennium Family Resource Centre to collect crutches, zimmer frames, old phones, monitors, used ink cartridges and other computer equipment which has been donated for this worthy cause.
The centre is happy to continue to take these items at any time and pass them on.