€19,871 raised for Barretstown

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€19,871 raised for Barretstown

The festive season was in full swing in December as every Lidl store right across the country offered one raffle winner the chance to dash around the store Supermarket Sweep style.

The lucky contestant dashed around their local Lidl for 2 minutes, grabbing as many Christmas goodies as possible and Mary Lynch, who was the winner in the Dundalk store, managed to grab herself €855 worth of Christmas shopping for free.

Tickets were on sale in stores from Monday November 14th until Sunday December 4th at the checkouts of all stores for only €1. 100% of proceeds from the sale of Trolley Dash tickets went to Barretstown, Lidl’s charity partner and contributed to €19,871 raised in County Louth alone.

The Trolley Dash, which raised €262,199 in total in Ireland, raised much needed funds for Barretstown just before the new year.

Speaking about the Trolley Dash CSR initiative, Sinead Flynn, Lidl CSR team said: "Funds raised from this year's Trolley Dash are the result of combined efforts from both Lidl Ireland staff and our customers.

In just 3 weeks, €262,199 was raised, completely exceeding our expectations. We'd like to thank everybody that got involved and purchased a Trolley Dash ticket for such a worthy cause."

Speaking about the Trolley Dash competition, Dee Ahearn, CEO of Barretstown, said: "For the past 2 years, the Lidl Christmas Trolley Dash initiative has contributed to the €4.8 million needed to run Barretstown annually.

This money goes towards all the services needed to run camps for terminally ill children and their families; everything from the meals provided, to maintenance of the accommodation and buying equipment for outdoor activities.

Hospitals treat the illness and Barretstown treat the child and fortunately we can continue to do this through the support of Lidl CSR initiatives and generous Lidl customers.