Aldi’s Bandon store staff award €500 grant to West Cork based The Children’s Charity

Brenda Mehigan, The Children’s Charity, Gerard O’Sullivan, Aldi’s Bandon store “Charity Champion” and Margaret Sexton, The Children’s Charity.

ALDI is delighted to announce that West Cork based The Children’s Charity is the latest organisation to benefit from Aldi’s 2017 Community Grants programme.  Aldi’s Bandon store staff have awarded The Children’s Charity a €500 grant in recognition of its vital work and contribution within the local community and to help support its essential services.

Gerard O’Sullivan, Aldi’s Bandon store “Charity Champion”, presented the €500 grant to Brenda Mehigan and Margaret Sexton of The Children’s Charity.

Commenting, Finbar McCarthy, Group Buying Director, Aldi Ireland, said, “The work and services provided by The Children’s Charity are crucial to the local Bandon community.  We are delighted our Bandon store employees have chosen to support the organisation.”

“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 Cork. Last year we helped 120 charities and not-for-profit organisations nationwide and we hope to surpass that number this year.”

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. 

Each of Aldi’s 129 Irish stores and two Regional Distribution Centres have been allocated an individual annual bursary fund and a “Charity Champion” assigned to co-ordinate the programme.  Last year over 120 local charities and not-for-profit organisations across the country benefited from the initiative.