380+ schools across Ireland will take part in Jersey Day this Friday, 13th Oct. Schoolgoers will simply swap out their uniforms for their favourite sports jerseys (representing GAA, rugby, soccer, hockey, and many other sports), wear that jersey into school with pride, have some fun doing so, and donate to GOAL’s humanitarian aid work across Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America.
In support of Jersey Day 2023, Bernard Jackman (former Leinster and Connaught Hooker and Irish International) very kindly teamed up wth Olivia Carroll and Adelaide Hickie (who also has a famous rugby dad, Denis Hickie) from 3rd Class, Scoil Bhride, Ranelagh, Dublin 6, last week on the banks of the canal. GOAL was delighted to have the opportunity to congratulate Bernard on his superb #IRWC2023 punditry and first-class analysis for RTE.
In addition to uniting schools, Jersey Day will also see businesses and state organisations taking part – including the HSE, AIB, Amazon, Intel, Home Instead, Dell, Permanent TSB, and Easons, whose employees will swap out their uniforms for their favourite jerseys this Friday. In our post-pandemic world, taking part in Jersey Day offers employees an ideal opportunity to reconnect and foster a sense of camaraderie while supporting GOAL’s mission to help some of the world’s most vulnerable. Jersey Day, generously supported by Folens, Ireland’s leading schoolbooks publisher, is fast becoming a household fundraising favourite. Last year, the campaign raised €160,000 for GOAL, with plans to exceed this amount in 2023.
Pictured: Bernard Jackman, RTE Rugby Analyst with Olivia Carroll and Adelaide Hickie.