Lidl has raised €184, 594 for children's charity Barretstown through Christmas fundraisers and events.
The discount supermarket raised €135,438 of the total with a nationwide 'trolley dash' held on 13 December, in which winners of a draw had three minutes to fill a trolley with as many groceries as they could.
A further €50,156 was raised from Christmas markets held in Dublin and Limerick, and Christmas card sales.
Speaking about Lidl's Christmas trolley dash, Sinead Flynn, CSR assistant with Lidl Ireland, said, "We are thrilled with the result of our Christmas fundraising initiatives for our charity partner, Barretstown. In just two short weeks, Lidl stores across the country have raised over €135,000 from one initiative alone. And, a further €50,000 has been raised for the children's charity from our Christmas markets in Dublin and Limerick, as well as through the sale of Christmas cards. We would like to thank all of our customers who have supported Barretstown through these initiatives and look forward to ramping up our activities in 2015 to raise even more much needed funds for Barretstown."
Dee Ahearn, CEO of Barretstown, added, "We are absolutely delighted with Lidl's fundraising activities in the run up to Christmas. So far €185,594 has been raised, which is a phenomenal amount of money."
Barretstown celebrates its 20th birthday this year. The charity provides support and therapeutic recreation for seriously ill children and their families.
© 2014 - Checkout Magazine by Jenny Whelan.