Applegreen Charitable Fund reaches €5 million
29 November 2022 | 0
The Applegreen Charitable Fund has now reached the impressive amount of €5 million.
Supported by customers and colleagues, the funds are raised by ongoing fundraising activities throughout the year. Initiatives include ‘You Buy, We Give’, where 1 cent per sale is donated by Applegreen to the fund at no extra cost to the customer.
Established in 2009, the aim of the fund is to give back to the communities in which Applegreen operates in 126 stores across Ireland. Throughout the years, many charity partners have been supported, with a particular focus on children and local communities with the aim to deliver tangible and visible benefits to the communities that Applegreen serve.
Continuing the commitment to the Charitable Fund, Applegreen has also launched Double Donation December. Coinciding with Giving Tuesday (29 November), a day to support local causes and communities, the initiative will launch in store this week. Normal donations of 1 cent will increase to 2 cents for the month of December for every customer transaction instore.
In a press statement, Applegreen said an incredible commitment by colleagues and customers has been displayed throughout the pandemic and this generosity has led to an incredible milestone of €2 million being raised in the past three years alone.
Charities that have benefitted from the fund over the years include; the Irish Youth Foundation, Pieta, Enable Ireland, Friends of the Cancer Centre and Foodcloud to name a few. New charity partnerships will be announced by the Applegreen Charitable Fund in January 2023.
“We are very proud to have hit this milestone figure of €5 million,” said Rosie Begley, Applegreen CSR manager. “This has supported a wide range of charities and initiatives all over the country and makes a huge difference in local communities. We are extremely grateful to our customers, employees and suppliers who are a huge part of this milestone.
“The essence of the Applegreen charitable fund is to always keep our employees and customers at the heart of what we are trying to achieve in our local communities,” she added, thanking customers and colleagues for all their efforts.
For more information on the Applegreen Charitable Fund, visit www.applegreenstores.com/charity/.