Local Woodie’s store launches Heroes Campaign to raise funds for brave children

Woodie’s in Castlebar has launched its 2016 Heroes Campaign, as part of a nationwide campaign to raise much needed funds for Ireland’s major children’s charities. In partnership with Make a Wish Ireland along with Temple Street Children’s Hospital, Jack and Jill and Irish Autism Action, Woodie’s hopes to raise €200,000 over four weeks.

Each Saturday for the month of August, Woodie’s employees in Castlebar will team up and take turns cycling on static bicycles in-store to demonstrate the proactive enthusiasm they share for reaching their fundraising goal. Donation buckets will be made available for customers who would like to show their support in the Castlebar store. Various fundraising initiatives will also take place in stores across the country and customers will be given the opportunity to donate €1 at the tills to the Woodie’s Heroes campaign. Woodie’s Heroes will culminate in an all-Ireland cycle ride on August 26, where two cycling teams will take on the challenge of travelling 1,500km over five days to collect fundraising cheques from each of Woodie’s 36 stores nationwide.

Dermot Forde, store manager, Woodie’s Castlebar Retail Park, Breaffy Road, Castlebar, commented: “We are excited to get started on 2016’s campaign and reach our fund raising goal. It’s an honour to work with our chosen charity partners and we take pride in helping them to continue providing their invaluable resources to children across the country.” 

For further information on Woodie’s Heroes visit your local Castlebar Retail Park, Breaffy Road, Castlebar or visit www.facebook.com/WoodiesIE

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