Key people within the grocery industry in Ireland gathered together for the annual Irish Grocers Benevolent Fund (IGBF) Christmas fundraiser, which was held at the Clayton Burlington Hotel on Friday, 1 December.
The annual event officially marks the social countdown to Christmas in the grocery calendar and is the biggest fundraiser held by the IGBF each year.
“With the support of the trade and of our sponsors throughout the year, we continue to provide essential financial relief to members of the trade and their families, who find themselves in need of assistance. The annual Xmas lunch is a vital fundraiser for the IGBF charity.” Donal O’Shea, Chairperson of the IGBF said.
New President Of Appeals For 2018
Commenting at the event, Conor Kilduff, the outgoing IGBF President of Appeals thanked attendees and sponsors for their generosity, and introduced the IGBF's new President of Appeals for 2018, John Moane, managing director, Wholesale at BWG Foods.
Kilduff noted: “It has been an amazing year for the IGBF charity, which has used a strong mix of events in the 2017 calendar including TWIG’s networking lunch, The IGBF Sports Lunch, the new Grocers Fun Run, the President’s Ball and of course our annual Xmas lunch to name but a few, bringing the grocery community together and raising funds for a great charity cause.”
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