Mercedes-Benz in Ireland is supporting the Jack & Jill Foundation’s fundraising drive for home nursing care and respite support for sick children nationwide via its donation of a Vito van to the children’s charity. This Jack & Jill branded “No care like home care” van is used to transport goods between Jack & Jill’s charity boutiques across counties Wicklow and Kildare. Operating from Jack & Jill headquarters in Johnstown, this Vito van has journeyed a distance of more than 100,000km requiring nothing more than scheduled maintenance, thus helping the charity with its fundraising drive across the charity shops, revenue from which funds essential home nursing care hours.
Applauding the Foundation for the very important work it does, Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles sales manager in Ireland, Fergus Conheady acknowledged the great use to which the Vito is being put, noting that it is only through use of this kind that businesses can know that “its support for charitable ventures is fully valued”.
Hugo Jellett CEO of the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation acknowledged Mercedes-Benz ongoing support saying, “The success of our charity shop network just wouldn’t be what it is today without the support of our very reliable and well-travelled Vito van and we are very proud and grateful for this partnership with Mercedes-Benz and want to thank them for showing this continued support to Jack & Jill. Our success to date with the charity shops continues to build as does our reliance on our Vito van which is now part of the family. On behalf of the 300 sick children and their families under our wing today I want to say a huge thank you to Mercedes-Benz and we hope to continue and expand this partnership into the future”.