Athlone Tesco to host Communi-Tea party

Samantha Browne (7), Christian O’Sullivan (5), Lucas Browne (9), Maya Rose Elmonem (6), and Kacey Wallace (6). Photo: Keith Arkins

Samantha Browne (7), Christian O’Sullivan (5), Lucas Browne (9), Maya Rose Elmonem (6), and Kacey Wallace (6). Photo: Keith Arkins

This Saturday September 17, Tesco stores across the country, including the Athlone store in Golden Island, will be throwing a Communi-Tea party to celebrate donating over €56,000 to good causes across the county.

All those that have benefited from the community fund to date, from schools and sports clubs to animal shelters, as well as those interested in getting involved are invited to pop along to their local Tesco store between 12-4pm for a cuppa and to highlight their good cause with Tesco customers.

The Communi-Tea party marks an important milestone for Tesco Ireland which has donated nearly €2million to over 5,000 local causes nationwide through the Tesco Community Fund. To date in Westmeath alone, Tesco’s five stores have donated to 237 local projects totalling €56,000 since the launch of the Tesco Community Fund in 2014.

Christine Heffernan of Tesco Ireland said: “We are extremely proud of the positive impact our Community Fund has had to date. Our customers are the driving force behind the initiative, deciding who in their community deserves a little help, and that’s why it works. So we would urge everyone to keep this going and nominate a cause that could do with a little boost or that simply deserves some recognition for the great service it provides to the local area.”

Tesco is now making it easier for customers to support a cause that matters to them, with the launch of a new online nominations process for the Community Fund. Online nominations will go live from September 17. Customers can now nominate either in their local store or online, and every eight weeks, up to €1,000 will be shared between three local causes.

For more information see www.tesco.ie/communityfund

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