Tesco supermarkets in Wicklow raise €7,600 for charity
Tesco Arklow Extra, Bray, Greystones and Wicklow have raised €7,642 worth of donations for local charities as part of Tesco Ireland's annual Christmas Appeal. Across the country, a total of €150,000 worth of donations has been collected to support families in need in their local communities.
Some of the organisations benefiting from the appeal in Co. Wicklow include Arklow Community Action Resource Centre, St Vincent De Paul Little Bray and Bray Lakers
The annual Tesco Ireland Christmas Appeal ran in Tesco stores on December 7-9, and shoppers were asked to donate a product in-store to their local charitable organisation. Food, toiletries, nappies, small clothing items and toys were donated as part of the three-day appeal.
Volunteers from 130 good causes, already supported by the Tesco's surplus food donations programme, were on-hand across the country on Sunday to collect these goods for local distribution.
Aoife Donohoe, Head of Corporate Affairs Tesco Ireland said 'We are delighted that our Christmas Appeal collected over €150,000 this year for our partner charitable organisations across the country. We all know and recognise that Christmas can be a tough time for some people and we are really grateful to our customers for their continuous generosity donating items over the weekend.'
All of the items donated during the appeal in Tesco stores have been given to 130 partner causes from the Tesco surplus food donations programme which is run in partnership with FoodCloud.