Tesco Edenderry has raised €300 for Aware, Tesco’s Charity of the Year, with their recent Valentine’s Day hamper raffle.
The hamper, which was full of Valentine’s Day goodies such as chocolates, flowers and novelty items, was won by local lady, Rita Tyrell.
Speaking about the raffle, Sean Donohoe, Store Manager, Tesco Edenderry, said, “We would like to thank everyone from the local area who supported our recent Valentine’s Day raffle and helped us to raise this funding for Aware, our Charity of the Year. Congratulations to Rita our winner, we hope she really enjoyed the hamper!”
Aware is the national organisation providing information, support and education around depression, a condition which affects more than 450,000 people in Ireland (one in ten) at any one time. Funds raised are benefitting Aware’s Life Skills programme which is delivered over the course of 6 weeks. The programme is focused on teaching participants how to manage feelings of stress, worry or anxiety and helps them learn simple and practical skills to cope with life’s challenges.
In the first year of the partnership, funds raised allowed Aware to deliver its free secondary schools programme, Beat the Blues, to over 40,400 students in 569 schools across the country.
The charity was chosen as the Tesco Charity of the Year for 2012 and 2013. Since its inception in 2001, the Tesco Charity of the Year Programme has donated over €10 million to eight Irish charities.