The Irish Grocers Benevolent Fund (IGBF) has raised €55,000 through it's Stocked Festival, which took place at Orlagh House, Rathfarnham on 12 September, 2019.
The inaugural fundraiser festival's line-up included performances from a number of performers such as headliner Gavin James and Irish comedians including Deirdre O’Kane, Karl Spain and Eric across several stages.
“Stocked Festival brought together all the best brands of our industry, the brands that retailers sell daily with the added fun spirit of music, food and comedy; celebrating the best of the grocery industry," said this year's President of Appeals and Tesco Ireland CEO, Kari Daniels from Tesco.
Several of Ireland’s top retailers and retail brands including National Lottery, Centra, Circle K, Maxol, SuperValu and Tesco 'joined forces as supporters' of the new and innovative fundraiser.
IGBF chairman, Leonard Hegarty, said that, "the funding raised will continue to support the families of our industry who need our help.”
In 2018 IGBF distributed over €480,000 in grants to people in need, and currently assists 250 families monthly, the charity explained in a statement.
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