Musgrave marketplace raised over €43,000 last year for their charity partner, the Simon Community, through a variety of fundraising activities, according to a statement it issued today (5 April.)
It outlined that in 2016, all ten Musgrave MarketPlace stores participated in a number of national fundraising initiatives including coffee mornings, Easter egg raffles, and a Christmas jumper day to name but a few.
Allied to this staff in Dublin and Galway stores took part in a ‘Sleep Out’ in July last year to increase public awareness of homelessness and raise much needed funds for the charity.
Speaking on the partnership with Simon Community, Noel Keeley, MD of Musgrave Wholesale Partners, said: “We are incredibly proud of our work with the Simon Community in 2016, raising in excess of €43,000 for the charity, which will be used to provide supported housing to people in need across Ireland. Our employees and stores across the country really got behind the partnership organising their own local activities throughout the year like our Spin-A-Thon, which saw fifty-four staff clock up over 840km in support of the charity."
It announced also that it has chosen Pieta House as its new charity partner of 2017, as selected by Musgrave MarketPlace colleagues.
Keeley added, “We look forward to continuing our charity work this year and supporting another worthy cause by partnering with Pieta House in 2017. We have a busy calendar of fundraising activity planned for the year ahead which we hope will help the charity continue its incredible work supporting people suffering from mental health issues in Ireland.”
The money raised for Simon Community in 2016 went towards the funding of vital services in Cork, Dublin, Galway, Limerick and Waterford.
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