Top Oil launches Fuel the Care – a partnership with Children’s Health Foundation to support families travelling to hospital for the medical care of a child

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Dublin, Ireland – Leveraging its network of company-owned sites and depots and a new partnership with the Children’s Health Foundation, Top Oil is pleased to introduce its Fuel the Care programme across the country this month. The programme helps families travelling with children requiring medical care, by providing fuel gift vouchers to support travel costs between home and hospital. 

Irving Oil, a Canadian-based company which operates Top Oil as well as the Irving Oil Whitegate Refinery in County Cork, is celebrating its 20th year operating the Fuel the Care programme in North America. Since 2002, through partnerships with seven hospitals in Eastern Canada and the Northeastern United States, Fuel the Care has supported more than 80,000 families. 

“We’re very thankful for our customers’ support that has allowed us to help thousands of families in North America every year through Fuel the Care, by providing support at a time when families need it most,” says Irving Oil Executive Vice President and Chief Brand Officer Sarah Irving. “We are so happy to now be able to offer this programme in Ireland.”

The Fuel the Care programme works with Children’s Health Foundation and the Children’s Health Ireland Medical Social Work Departments to provide support to families with sick children.

Top Oil is celebrating the launch of this programme by providing free parking to visitors at Children’s Health Ireland at Crumlin in Dublin on Tuesday, 18 October. Following this, Fuel the Care Day will be taking place on Wednesday, 19 October – with employees at select retail sites in Ireland washing windshields, pumping petrol and thanking customers for choosing Top Oil, and in turn, supporting Fuel the Care.

“We are extremely excited and grateful to partner with Top Oil,” says Denise Fitzgerald, Chief Executive of Children’s Health Foundation. “The rising cost of living has brought added pressure to families of sick children across the country. The Top Oil fuel vouchers will help ease that pressure when they need to travel to appointments in Children’s Health Ireland hospitals and urgent care centres. We hope Top Oil’s customers get involved on Fuel the Care Day on October 19th and support sick children.”

In addition to the Fuel the Care programme, permanent “Care Pumps” will be introduced to four Top Oil sites across the country. At these dedicated pumps in Ballina, Kilkenny, Newhall and Cobh Cross, one cent from every litre purchased will be donated directly the Children’s Hospital Foundation in support of Fuel the Care.

“As a new programme in Ireland, we want to build awareness of Fuel the Care and how it supports local families when they need it most,” says Louis Labelle, who leads all Top Oil business operations. “We are proud of what this important programme has accomplished over the past 20 years in North America, and are excited to continue to make a difference for families in Ireland, thanks to the support of our customers.”

Fuel the Care Ireland partner hospitals:
Children’s Health Ireland is made up of four hospitals and urgent care centres:
•    Children’s Health Ireland at Crumlin
•    Children’s Health Ireland at Temple Street 
•    Children’s Health Ireland at Tallaght
•    Children’s Health Ireland at Connolly 

Top Oil “Care Pump” locations:
•    Top Oil Kilkenny Depot, Hebron Industrial Estate, Hebron Road, Co. Kilkenny
•    Top Oil Ballina Depot, Crossmolina Road, Co. Ballina
•    Top Oil Service Station Cobh Cross, Junction 3, Carrigtwohill, Cobh Cross, Co. Cork
•    Top Oil Newhall Service Station, Naas Enterprise Park, Newhall, Naas, Co. Kildare

For more information, visit Irving Oil’s or Top Oil’s social media channels or the Fuel the Care webpage:


Instagram: @topoil_fueling_ireland

Twitter: @irvingoil

About Top Oil:
Top Oil has a strong history of more than 200 years in the oil and energy industry, and is committed to providing its customers and retailers in Ireland with quality petrol and diesel fuel products. Today, its network includes more than 200 locations, 22 local depots, six motorway areas and more than 200 Fuel Card locations. Visit for further information.

About Irving Oil:
Irving Oil is a family-owned and privately held international energy company. For nearly 100 years, our commitment to doing good business has been grounded in our commitment to people – to our employees, customers, communities and partners. Founded in 1924, our mission is focused on our continued evolution to meet the changing needs of our customers. Specializing in the refining and marketing of finished energy products, we operate Canada’s largest refinery in Saint John, New Brunswick, and Ireland’s only refinery, located in the village of Whitegate. We proudly serve customers with more than 1,000 fuelling locations and a network of distribution terminals spanning Eastern Canada, New England and in Ireland, operating under the Top brand. We are on a continuous journey of sustainable development, working to reduce our environmental footprint while continuing to provide safe and reliable energy to our customers. Named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for six consecutive years, we are proud of our team and our longstanding commitment to our customers and our communities. Learn more at or

About Children’s Health Foundation:
Children’s Health Foundation raises vital funds to support sick children and their families in CHI hospitals and urgent care centres – from funding vital life-saving equipment and providing essential patient and parental supports to making ground-breaking, paediatric research possible. 

Children’s Health Foundation is the new name for CMRF Crumlin and Temple Street Foundation, which came together in January 2019 to become one foundation supporting all CHI sites to ensure every sick child has the very best chance.  

We are committed to supporting the little patients and families who attend Children’s Health Ireland (CHI) hospitals and urgent care centres in Crumlin, Temple Street, Tallaght and Connolly.  
With the continued kindness and generosity of our supporters across Ireland and beyond, we will work as one organisation to continue our vital work in supporting the patients, families and staff in CHI – today, tomorrow, and in the future. If you would like to find out more about how you can support sick children and their families in CHI, simply visit or call 01 709 1700. 

Media contact:

Irving Oil
Katherine d’Entremont
[email protected]

Children’s Health Foundation
Celine Nic Oireachtaigh
[email protected]
086 029 4183