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Over 250,000 mobiles donated to charity

Published 30/08/2010 | 05:00

PUPILS in 1,400 schools are ringing real changes in the lives of sick children and their families by turning in old mobile phones.

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Over 250,000 phones have been collected in schools in the past year for the Jack & Jill Children's Foundation, which provides support for sick children and their families.

The schools benefit too -- for every 500 phones collected, the schools receive an interactive whiteboard or other equipment for the classroom from the Jack & Jill foundation.

The mobile phones are recycled in developing countries and the money raised goes towards buying nursing care for sick children. Every 250 phones buy home nursing care for a sick child for a month.

As the new school term begins, the foundation is looking for a schools' co-ordinator to expand this campaign and encourage more schools to join.

The Jack & Jill Children's Foundation was set up in 1997 by Jonathan Irwin and his wife Mary Ann O'Brien. Katherine Donnelly

Irish Independent

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