The Griffin Londis Group recently presented a fundraising cheque for €57,500 to the St James’s Hospital Foundation, which was the proceeds from a hugely successful car giveaway raffle.
Londis has had a presence in St James’s Hospital since 2011 and has been long-term supporter of the Foundation.
'There was great excitement when Annette Leahy from Dublin 8 received the keys for her brand new Kia Rio car,' the retailer said.
In total, more than €57,500 was raised for the St James’s Foundation by the raffle, which was also supported by Aryzta, much to the delight of Seamus Griffin, St James’s Foundation and Londis.
“We are delighted with the success of the raffle. All the money raised goes to the Foundation to enhance facilities, support, innovation and research, provide education and training for hospital employees and elevate the standard of care for all patients," said Seamus Griffin of the Griffin Londis Group.
“We are absolutely thrilled to have raised such a significant sum for this very worthy cause,” he added.
Conor Hayes, sales director, Londis paid tribute to the generosity of Seamus Griffin in supporting St James’s Foundation, commenting, “I want to commend Griffin’s Londis for their commitment to the St James’s Hospital Foundation. This is a very worthy cause and it’s important to have this type of support in our society.
"Londis is very proud to be associated with this worthy initiative and raising €57,500 is a marvellous achievement and something to be justifiably proud of,” he added.
Griffin’s Retail Group has a strong history of supporting worthy causes, in particular their commitment to Londis’ official charity partners over the years, as well as their various fund-raising activities on behalf of Crumlin Hospital, the Irish Hospice and St James’s Hospital.
Annually the Griffin Retail Group’s Londis stores raise more than €100,000 for all their charity partners.
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