Londis raises more than €70,000 for St James’s Foundation
Friday, December 13 proved to be lucky for one patient in St James’s Hospital in Dublin when he was revealed as the winner of the Griffin’s Londis car give-away raffle in aid of St James’s Foundation.
17 December 2019
Dubliner Tom Gaffney was thrilled to be presented with a new zero-emission Nissan Leaf Electric Car after winning a competition run by the Griffin Retail Group. The Nissan Leaf was first kindly donated by Electric Ireland at the annual BWG Foods Trade Show and subsequently won by the retail group: Seamus Griffin of the Griffin Londis Group was then excited to offer the generous prize for a fund-raising raffle. Londis has had a presence in St James’s Hospital since 2011 and has been long-term supporters of the Foundation.
In total, more than €70,000 was raised for the St James’s Foundation by the raffle, much to the delight of Seamus, St James’s Foundation and Londis.
Commenting, Seamus Griffin said he is delighted with the success of the raffle. “All the money raised goes to the foundation to enhance facilities, support, innovation and research, provide education and training for hospital employees and elevate the standard of care for all patients,” he said. “We are absolutely thrilled to have raised such a significant sum for this very worthy cause.”
Londis sales director, Conor Hayes, paid tribute to the generosity of Seamus Griffin in supporting St James’s Foundation, commenting: “I want to commend Griffin’s Londis for their commitment to the St James’s Hospital Foundation. This is a very worthy cause and it’s important to have this type of support in our society. Londis is very proud to be associated with this worthy initiative and raising €70,000 is a marvellous achievement and something to be justifiably proud of.”
Griffin’s Retail Group has a strong history of supporting worthy causes, in particular their commitment to Londis’ official charity partner, Pieta House, as well as their various fund-raising activities on behalf of Crumlin Hospital, the Irish Hospice and St James’s Hospital.
Annually the Griffin Retail Group’s Londis stores raise more than €100,000 for all their charity partners.