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Tesco Ireland has announced that it has raised €2million for Aware through the fundraising efforts of Tesco’s employees and customers throughout the country and more than €81,000 was raised by Tesco stores in Mayo. The announcement marks the end of Tesco’s two-year Charity of the Year partnership with Aware which ran from 2012 to 2014, as selected by the company’s 15,000 employees.
Tesco Ireland has announced the launch of an exciting initiative, Tesco Community Fund, which will see €1million donated annually to local good causes throughout Ireland. TV presenter, Kathryn Thomas, met with the store managers from Mayo recently, to support the launch of the initiative and is calling on all local good causes in Mayo to get involved. Every six weeks, each Tesco store in Mayo will donate up to €1,000 (€500 in smaller stores) between three local good causes in its local community. Customers will decide how the funding is shared by voting for their preferred cause in store. From this week on, every time customers shop in any Tesco store in Mayo, they will receive a token of goodwill to place in the donation box of the local good cause they would most like to support. Every six weeks, the number of tokens is counted and up to €1,000 is distributed proportionally between three local good causes. The more tokens a local good cause gets the larger share of the donation they will receive.
Staff members at Tesco Express Baylough, Athlone and Tesco Express Castlepollard will cycle the distance from Dublin to Cork on Thursday August 16 to raise funding for Aware, Tesco’s Charity of the Year.
Boots Ireland announced that they will partner with the Irish Cancer Society as their new Charity of the Year for 2012/13. The aim of the partnership is to support people living with cancer in Ireland and to increase awareness, promote prevention and raise vital funds to support the Irish Cancer Society Nursing Services.
Recently Ballina, Swinford, and Castlebar Tesco’s staff and customers showed their support when they took part in the National Bag Pack and together raised more than €2,500 in aid of Tesco’s Charity of the Year, the Irish Cancer Society. Funds raised from the bag pack will go towards the national rollout of Care to Drive, a volunteer driving service for cancer patients.
For 2011, HP employees chose the Alan Kerins Project as their Charity of the Year. In November, I had the unique opportunity to visit Zambia to see how the funds raised by HP employees were being applied. Alan himself led a travelling group of 10, all of whom had provided support to the charity.
Galway business Bookkeeping Partners (BKP), is urging fellow business owners to remember the less fortunate in the run up to the holiday season. BKP give one euro for every hour they bill to their Charity of the Year. “We find this a great way to donate as the amount we give is directly linked to our turnover,” explains Deirdre Geraghty, owner of BKP, “and as we donate monthly, it’s a little easier on the cashflow than trying to find a lump sum at year end.”
A local charity that assists homeless people in the south east region has benefited from a charitable programme established by employees of AOL Broadband and the company is now seeking new charities to apply for benefits from the programme.
Big-hearted Boston Scientific employees were celebrating recently after breaking the Guinness World Record for the largest number of people cycling exercise bikes simultaneously and raising a phenomenal €25,000 for their chosen charity of the year, Ábalta.