You can now support Offaly charities and clubs at your local Tesco

Justin Kelly

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You can now support Offaly charities and clubs at your local Tesco

You can now support Offaly charities and clubs at your local Tesco

Tesco Ireland has announced the 396 local projects that are participating in the new cycle of the Tesco Community Fund, including here in Offaly.

For the remaining six weeks, customers are being encouraged to use their blue tokens in Tesco’s 151 stores to vote for their preferred local cause enabling them to make a big difference in communities’ right across Ireland.

In Offaly alone, the Tesco Community Fund has supported 279 local projects to date donating over €93,000 since 2014.

Over the next six weeks Tesco’s stores across Offaly will be using their blue token to support a wide range of local projects:

Shoppers in Tesco Birr will be able to support Birr Theatre And Arts, Belmont Fishing Club and Oxmanstown National School.

Tesco Tullamore shoppers will be able to support Grow Mental Health, Tullamore Canoe Club and Daingean Playground.

Shoppers in Tesco Edenderry will be supporting Relay For Life Edenderry, Edenderry Youth Café and Little Wishes.

Aoife Donohoe, Head of Corporate Affairs Tesco Ireland said: “At Tesco, we are delighted to see the Community Fund support such wonderful local initiatives. The Tesco Community Fund is open to a wide variety of good causes or groups so if you know a local cause that could benefit from some funding, please nominate them in store today. And don’t forget to vote for your preferred cause each time you shop using your blue token, because it really does make a difference.” 

The Community Fund helps a wide variety of local projects, supporting communities throughout Ireland by helping causes to reach their potential. Since 2014, Tesco through the Community Fund has helped over 12,000 local projects by donating over €3.6 million in total.

Every 8 weeks, Tesco customers are invited to simply fill out a nomination form in store with three local causes being selected for the Tesco Community Fund. And at the end of each phase, blue token votes are counted and up to €1,000 is shared proportionally between the three local causes. Further information and criteria for entry is available on www.tesco.ie/communityfund.