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Have any unwanted Lego? Here's how it can pay for sick children to be cared for

The Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation plan on selling the Lego to fund care for children with severe to profound disabilities.

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UNWANTED PIECES OF Lego are being used as a new ‘currency’ to fund nursing home care for sick children under four.

The Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation plan on selling the Lego and using the money raised to fund care for children with severe to profound disabilities.

It’s calling on families, preschools, schools and businesses across the country to round up any loose unwanted Lego and donate or sell it to the charity.

The charity added that there’s no need for complete sets or boxes, it’s looking for loose Lego.

Every €16 raised through this Jack & Jill’s Lego Appeal will fund one hour of home nursing care for a sick child.

Jonathan Irwin CEO and Founder of the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation said:

We know the Christmas tidy-ups have already started across Irish homes, and we would ask people to rescue that unwanted Lego from under the bed and donate it to Jack & Jill.

“With the money raised, we will fund home nursing care hours for sick children in every community in Ireland, so this is recycling and reselling for a very good cause.”

People can donate the Lego via DPD Ireland’s 38 depots around the country, with locations listed on and

Alternatively, people can donate or sell the Lego via one of Jack & Jill’s five Charity Boutiques located in Arklow, Carlow, Naas, Newbridge and Wicklow, with the charity buying the Lego for €4 per kilo.

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