Tesco cash boost for six worthy local causes

Published 02/08/2014 | 00:00

GOOD causes in Co. Wexford are to benefit from the new annual €1 million Tesco Community Fund Initiative which has just been announced.

GOOD causes in Co. Wexford are to benefit from the new annual €1 million Tesco Community Fund Initiative which has just been announced.

Every six weeks in each of the county's Tesco stores, three good causes will share in a fund of up to €1,000, or €500 in smaller stores, and the money will be allocated according to customer votes.

The good causes nominated for the first six weeks in Tesco New Ross are: New Ross SPCA; CPD Community Development; and Celtic Dragon Kickboxing. In Tesco Extra Gorey, the good causes nominated in the first six weeks are: the NWSPCA; Autism School Ballycanew; and Kila's First Steps. The first three good causes in Wexford Tesco Extra are: Dyslexia Wexford Branch; Scoil Mhuire Autism Unit; and St. Patrick's Special School Enniscorthy.

Every time customers shop in one of the company's stores, they will receive a token of goodwill to place in the donation box of the good cause they would most like to support.

Every six weeks, the number of tokens is counted and up to €1,000 is distributed proportionally between the three causes. The more tokens a local good cause gets, the larger share of the donation they will receive.

A call has gone out to customers, local good causes, schools, and charities across the county that could benefit from donations, to get involved by completing a nomination form in their local store.

'As a company we really want to positively contribute to each community in which we operate,' said Peter Spratt, Store Manager, Tesco Extra, Gorey.

'We are delighted that through our Tesco Community Fund, we will be donating up to €1,000 every six weeks between three local good causes, and that our customers will have a say in how the funding is shared.'

Store managers will be issuing an information pack to all nominated good causes to inform them about how the fund works. It will also include helpful tips on how local good causes can maximise the promotional opportunity in-store to help generate awareness of their local good cause.

Enniscorthy Guardian

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