Date Published : January 13th, 2017 Published By : admin
An Irish Red Cross unit has benefited from Aldi’s new community charity support fund. Aldi announced this week that the Bandon branch of Irish Red Cross in West Cork were awarded the volunteer group with a cheque for €500 in recognition of its tremendous work within the local community. The funds will also help support the vital service in the West Cork area.
Finbar McCarthy, Group Buying Director at Aldi Ireland said, “We are delighted our Bandon store employees have chosen to support the Irish Red Cross Bandon Branch, as they play a pivotal role in bettering the local community as a whole. Supporting the local communities our stores serve is something that we truly believe in and we are proud to be contributing to the important work done by charities and not for profit organisations across County Cork through our community support fund.”
Photo by: Darragh Kane. (Pic: Courtesy West Cork Times)
Gerry O’ Sullivan is Aldi’s Bandon store ‘Charity Champion’ and he presented the grant of €500 to Barry O’Donovan, Secretary, Irish Red Cross Bandon Branch.
Aldi’s community support fund programme provides each Aldi employee with the opportunity to nominate a charity, community group or not-for-profit organisation within their local community for support. Nominated charities are assessed according to a defined selection criteria, with the organisation deemed the most worthwhile receiving a €500 donation from Aldi.
Each of Aldi’s 128 Irish stores has been allocated an individual annual bursary fund and a “Charity Champion” assigned to co-ordinate the programme at a local level and work closely with the local charities and not-for-profit organisations. The programme aims to make a difference to the communities Aldi’s stores’ serve, focusing on helping develop Ireland’s youth, combat food poverty and improve the wellbeing of families.
*Source: West Cork Times.