Get the app today! App Store Play Store

Gala Retail Launches New ‘Gala Gifts for Schools’ Initiative

Published on Feb 27 2018 11:48 AM

Gala Retail Launches New ‘Gala Gifts for Schools’ Initiative

Gala Retail has launched its new initiative ‘Gala Gifts for Schools’ which will see the retail group giving away €20,000 to Primary Schools.

One winning primary school will reportedly be awarded a €10,000 cash gift, with two runners-up schools  benefitting from cash gifts of €5,000 each.

According to a recent statement, primary schools from across Ireland are invited to enter the competition by submitting a 30 second video, via the Gala website, telling Gala how their school would benefit from the prize money.

The new initiative was officially launched by actress and presenter, Aoibhin Garrihy.

“The Gala Gifts for Schools initiative provides a fantastic opportunity for primary schools across Ireland to secure funds for worthwhile projects within their school, which just sometimes can’t be factored into the core school budget.” Garrihy said.

“From improved access to innovative and ground-breaking technologies to specialised equipment and eco gardens, there are so many ways that Gala Gifts for Schools can make a difference to the winning schools.”

20th Year 'Giving Back'

Gala Retail is marking its milestone 20th year by giving back to the communities in which its stores service.

Speaking about Gala Gifts for Schools, Gary Desmond CEO of Gala Retail, said: “Our 20th year is the ideal time for Gala to give back to its communities and we’re hoping that as many schools as possible will enter the competition.

“We’re looking for creative videos, featuring projects that will help to improve schools and the rounded educational experience that our children enjoy.”

© 2018 - Checkout Magazine by Donna Ahern

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Share on Tumblr Share via Email