Toy Show Grants Awarded

This was originally featured in the Kildare Nationalist on the 19th June, 2023. 

THREE Kildare children’s charities have benefitted to the tune of €67,000 thanks to the RTE Toy Show Appeal Grants.

This was made possible thanks to the generosity of views of last year’s Late Late Toy Show.

The three Kildare charities received the grants under the following heading: Kildare Community: Addressing Essential Needs Community Cancer Caregivers to ensure children across Ireland who have a parent undergoing active chemotherapy are getting the nutrition they need to thrive by providing meals to their home while their parent is undergoing cancer treatment. Co Kildare received € 7,000.

Under the Community Creativity and Play section Athy Community Family Resource Centre received €15,000 to provide an affordable play therapy service to children and young people at risk of poverty to help them feel resilient and empowered.

Under the Impact: Addressing Essential Needs section the Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation received €45,000 to extend the number of homecare hours to 80 hours per month for children across Ireland with disabilities and life-limiting illnesses.

Founded in 2020 the RTÉ Toy Show Appeal has raised over €17.5m for children’s charities to date. Over the past three years 359 grants have been provided to 226 children’s charities across the island of Ireland. It is estimated that the ppeal has helped over 1.1million children and family members annually since its inception.