Aldi rewards local Scouts with a €500 funding boost

Bjorn Minnie, Aldi's Rathass, Tralee store
Bjorn Minnie, Aldi's Rathass, Tralee store "Charity Champion", presented the €500 grant to Maura O'Donnell and a number of members of 1st Kerry Scouts

Fergus Dennehy

The 1st Kerry Scout Troop were the big community winners this past week after they were chosen to receive a €500 Community Grant cheque from supermarket giant, Aldi.

The organisation, which has been a cornerstone of the community for decades, was chosen to receive the money as recognition of its vital work and contribution to the local community.

"The work and services provided by 1st Kerry Scouts are crucial to the local Tralee community. It is so important to have groups like this for young people. We are delighted our Tralee store employees have chosen to support this organisation," said Finbar McCarthy, Group Buing Director for Aldi Ireland.

Now in its second year, Aldi's Community Grants Programme provides each Aldi employee with the opportunity to nominate a charity, community group or not-for-profit organisation within their local community for support.

Nominated charities are assessed according to a defined selection criteria, with the organisation deemed the most worthwhile receiving a €500 donation from Aldi.

"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 across County Kerry," finished Finbar.


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