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Monday 23 October 2017

Aldi lends a helping hand to local charity

Corrine Doherty, Aldi's Bunclody 'Charity Champion', presents a cheque for €500 to Michael O'Neill of Touched by Suicide
Corrine Doherty, Aldi's Bunclody 'Charity Champion', presents a cheque for €500 to Michael O'Neill of Touched by Suicide

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Staff from Aldi's Bunclody store were delighted to announce that local charity Touched by Suicide is the latest to benefit from the store's 2017 Community Grants Programme. The staff decided that Touched by Suicide were worthy recipients as a result of their tireless work in the local community providing essential services and supports for people who have lost a loved one to suicide.

Aldi Bunclody's Charity Champion Corinne Doherty was delighted to present a cheque for €500 to Michael O'Neill of Touched by Suicide which she hopes will help them to continue the excellent work they do for people right across the county.

'The work and services provided by Touched by Suicide are crucial to the local Wexford community. We are delighted our Bunclody store employees have chosen to support the organisation,' said Group Buying Director for Aldi Ireland, Finbar McCarthy. 'Giving back to the local communities our stores serve is something we are passionate about and we are proud to support the vital work done by charities and not-for-profit organisations across County Wexford. Last year we helped 120 charities and not-for-profit organisations nationwide and we hope to surpass that number this year.'

Each Aldi store nominates a Charity Champion each year and worthy causes are picked to benefit from the Community Grants programme by the staff after adhering to strict criteria. Touched by Suicide were delighted with the donation and thanked everyone at Aldi Bunclody for recognising their good work.

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