March 7, 2021
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Every little helps: Tesco makes special donations to Waterford groups protecting vulnerable during Covid-19 crisis

Tesco Ireland is making special donations to local organisations across Waterford as part of its ongoing Community Fund programme to help the most vulnerable during the Covid-19 pandemic.

A special fund worth €120,000 is being made immediately available in support of hundreds of local good causes based in communities throughout Ireland.

The community-based projects who work with the elderly, local carers, disability services and health groups such as cancer services have been identified by each local Tesco store community.

Among the local good causes in Waterford who will receive a special donation from the Tesco Community Fund are:

  • Helping Hands Waterford, Poleberry;
  • University Hospital Waterford;
  • South East Simon Community, Lisduggan.

In a change to the Community Fund cycle, there will be no blue token votes from customers and these causes will receive an even share of the donation as soon as possible.

Tesco Ireland is also making three special donations of €50,000 each to ALONE, Age Action and Family Carers Ireland to support their efforts in helping the elderly, family carers and those most vulnerable members of our communities across the country.

Launching the donations, Tesco Ireland CEO Kari Daniels said: “It is more important than ever that we do everything we can to support those who are working tirelessly to help the most vulnerable members of our local communities.

“Since 2014, the Tesco Community Fund has enabled us to support local communities across the country and we recognise the immediate need to extend that support further today and, in the weeks, ahead.

“In the spirit of every little helps, we hope that this support will help the local charities throughout Waterford.”

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring said: “In the past number of weeks, communities throughout the country have rallied in support of those who are most vulnerable in this crisis. Everyone has a role to play, and it is heartening to see prominent retailers such as Tesco supporting the community response effort. We are reaching out to those who are most isolated through our extensive network of community and voluntary groups and this support is most welcome.”

For more information on the Tesco Community Fund, visit: www.tesco.ie/communityfund

PHOTO: Tesco, Tramore 

Shane Doran

Shane Doran is founder and Co-Managing Editor of News Now Media, incorporating KilkennyNow.ie, WaterfordNow.ie and WicklowNow.ie. He is a former newspaper editor who has held senior executive roles across five national newspaper titles, both broadsheet and tabloid. He was News Editor and Executive Editor of the Irish Independent for more than seven years and spent a number of years in South Africa where he worked as editor of The Daily Voice newspaper. Shane has held senior editorial position with The Sunday Independent, The Herald and The Irish Daily Star and has served as Executive Editor (Group) of Independent News & Media (INM), Ireland’s largest newspaper group.

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