Louth Tesco Stores raise nearly €6,000 in Christmas appeal

Local families in need set to benefit from community generosity

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Louth Tesco Stores raise nearly €6,000 in Christmas appeal

TESCO Ireland’s annual Christmas Appeal in Tesco’s Louth stores has raised over €5,900 worth of donations for local charity. 

Across the country, a total of €140,000 worth of donations has been collected to support families in need in their local communities. 

Some of the organisations benefiting from the appeal in Co Louth include Connect Family Resource Centre, Drogheda, Save Our Homeless and Redemptoris Mater Seminary, Dundalk.

The annual Tesco Ireland Christmas Appeal ran in Tesco stores from December 1-2, and shoppers were asked to donate a product in-store to their local charitable organisation.

An estimated 600 trolleys packed full with food, toiletries, nappies, small clothing items and toys were donated as part of the two-day appeal.

Volunteers from 125 good causes, already supported by the Tesco’s surplus food donations programme, were on-hand across the weekend to collect these goods for local distribution.

Christine Heffernan, Corporate Affairs Director Tesco Ireland said: “We are delighted to say that our Christmas Appeal collected over €140,000 this year for our partner charitable organisations across the country.

"We all know and recognise that Christmas can be a really tough time for some people and we are really grateful to our customers for their generosity donating items over the weekend.

"We would also like to thank the volunteers from the organisations who worked tirelessly over the two-days to deliver the donations to those in need over the Christmas period.”

All of the items donated during the appeal in Tesco stores have been given to 125 partner causes from the Tesco surplus food donations programme which is run in partnership with FoodCloud.