IGBF thanks CSNA for continued generosity despite pandemic challenges

IGBF chairwoman Frances Higgins said the "donation enabled the IGBF to continue its support of our colleagues and their families across the trade and beyond who rely on our help and assistance"

Association donated €10,000 in early 2020 to support charity's vital work



22 February 2022

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The Convenience Stores and Newsagents Association (CSNA) has continued its strong support of the Irish Grocers Benevolent Fund (IGBF), donating €10,000 in early 2020.

The CSNA whose membership is comprised of over 1,500 stores from the convenience, forecourt and newsagent sectors, made the donation to the IGBF on behalf of their members to assist the benevolent fund in the work they undertake for retailers and their families during times of need.

For over 30 years, IGBF has given enormous assistance to relieve hardship amongst all employed, unemployed and retired members and their spouses, who have fallen on difficult times because of ill health or bereavement. The charity currently assists nearly 250 families monthly.

“The CSNA is delighted to be able to make the €10,000 donation on behalf of our members to this outstanding organisation,” said CSNA National Executive member Joe Mannion.

“The work that IGBF does on behalf of retailers does not go unnoticed and we are more than happy to make the donation in the knowledge that it will make a difference to those retailers and their families,” Mannion said. “On behalf of the National Executive and CSNA members we would like to extend our gratitude to the IGBF for their work.”

“ In January 2020, we were delighted to receive the very generous donation of €10,000 from Vincent and the CSNA.” said IGBF chairwoman Frances Higgins.

“Little did we know then what the following two years had in store for us as an industry and how critical these donations would become – when practically all of our traditional fund-raising events were cancelled due to Covid restrictions,” she continued.

“This donation enabled the IGBF to continue its support of our colleagues and their families across the trade and beyond, who rely on our help and assistance. A huge heartfelt thank you to all of your members and wishing you all a very happy, safe and prosperous 2022 trading.”



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