Food appeal leads to 3,710 meals

Published 18/12/2013 | 05:22

Tesco stores in County Wicklow, supported by the Lions Club, collected over 3,710 worth of meals as part of the Tesco Christmas Food Appeal.

The appeal was one of the biggest of its kind in Wicklow this year, with all food collected being distributed locally. Tesco topped-up the local Wicklow donations by 30 per cent.

David Doran, store manager Tesco Arklow, said: 'We have been overwhelmed by the generosity, goodwill and charitable spirit shown by the people of Wicklow, not to mention the huge efforts made by all the Tesco staff and Lions Club volunteers involved in making this appeal the success it has been. My sincerest thanks to everyone for their support.'

Liam Lyons, district governor of Lions Clubs in Ireland described the public response as most generous in extremely difficult times. 'We have always enjoyed the support of shoppers at this time of the year and we are delighted that our joint project with Tesco proved to be such an outstanding success.'

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