Saturday 29 July 2017

WATCH: Independent.ie try the Lidl Trolley Dash in aid of Barretstown

144 customers will be given the chance to try the dash

Clare Cullen

Clare Cullen

Christmas Trolley Dash tickets went on sale from Monday 9th November, with all proceeds going directly to Lidl’s charity partner, Barretstown.

Independent.ie's Clare Cullen tried her hand at the Lidl 'Trolley Dash' 2015 in aid of Barretstown 'Serious fun camp for children'.

See how she got on above - did she beat the total raised by Independent Life's Patricia Murphy in 2014?

The total from each trolley is donated to Barretstown and 144 lucky customers around the country will get the chance to win their Christmas shopping and to keep the groceries they grabbed during their Trolley Dash.

Tickets are on sale now in Lidl stores nationwide for just €1 and one hundred per cent of the proceeds go to charity. Customers can enter as many times as they like and one winner will be chosen at random from each of Lidl’s 144 stores after Sunday the 6th December.

The Christmas Trolley Dash will take place in every Lidl store on Saturday 12th and 19th December at 8am.

In 2014, the Trolley Dash raised over €135,000 and the 2015 Dash is expected to improve on this figure.

Speaking about the Trolley Dash competition, Dee Ahearn, CEO of Barretstown, said: "This is a fantastic prize for lots of families so close to Christmas and of course it is also a tremendous opportunity for us to raise much needed funds before the end of the year. The proceeds that will be raised by Lidl’s Christmas Trolley Dash will help us provide camp programmes throughout 2016 for children suffering from serious illness. Each year Barretstown has to raise €4.5m to stay operational and it’s initiatives such as these that help us reach that target, enabling us to provide more camps and reduce waiting lists".

Video by Jason Kennedy

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