Topaz, Ireland’s largest fuel and convenience retailer, has announced its support for ‘The Lego Exchange’, a new initiative that is raising funds for its charity partner, the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation, through unwanted Lego donations to fund home nursing care for sick children nationwide.

The retailer is calling on customers across the Topaz and Re.Store network to donate their unwanted Lego bricks with all proceeds going to Jack & Jill. Every €16 raised will deliver 1 hour of home nursing care to families in need. The charity drive aims to fund thousands of home nursing hours.

CEO and founder of the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation, Jonathan Irwin welcomed the fundraising drive saying: “We ask customers across the Topaz and Re.Store network to rescue their loose Lego for us, whether they might be stored in a cupboard or hidden under a bed. No need for boxes, instructions, or full sets – it’s the loose Lego bricks that we’re after. This fundraising drive by Topaz, along with DPD Ireland’s 32 depots across the country, will make a significant difference to The Lego Exchange, through providing financial support to families in need. It also reminds these families that they’re not alone and that others care across the country. Thank you so much to everyone involved.”

MJ Tierney, Topaz Brand Manager said: “The work of the Jack & Jill Foundation provides invaluable support to those who are in need of a helping hand. We’re delighted to be supporting this very worthy cause which we believe will change many lives for the better. This is a hugely creative fundraising initiative which we believe will go far in lending a helping hand to families who need it.”