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28/09/2021

€2,000 donated to support vulnerable groups affected by Covid-19 across Leitrim

Tesco Community Fund

Tesco supports 558 projects in Tipperary donating €124,000 since 2014

Tesco Community Fund

Tesco Ireland has today announced that it will dedicate the latest round of donations from its Community Fund to causes throughout Leitrim that support the vulnerable and those most impacted by Covid-19. The latest round of funding will see Tesco stores donate €2,000 to local causes, such as Drumsna Meals on Wheels, North West Cancer Care, Ballinamore Community Nursing Unit and Primary Care Centre among other local charities.

Launching the latest round of donations, Rosemary Garth, Communications Director, Tesco Ireland said, “We are pleased to be able to support the groups and organisations across Leitrim that have continued to help the vulnerable members of their communities during this time. As we reach a year since the start of the pandemic, restrictions continue to have an impact on individuals, families and communities around the country. We hope that this latest round of Community Fund donations will help charities and causes at both local and national level continue to carry out the vital work they do for the people in their communities.”  

During 2020, Tesco Ireland donated over €1 million in Covid supports to causes nationwide through a series of donations, food collections and fundraising to help those most in need. This included a €150,000 donation split among three national charities - ALONE, Age Action and Family Carers Ireland - to support their efforts in helping the elderly, family carers and the most vulnerable members of local communities throughout the country.

In January 2021, Tesco announced that its Community Fund had reached a milestone of €5 million in donations to local communities across Ireland since its establishment.

Every eight weeks, each Tesco store donates up to €1,000 which is shared between three local causes in its community. Anyone can nominate a community group or good cause via the Tesco website https://tescoireland.ie/ sustainability/places/ community-fund/

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