Musgrave donates €35,000 to Cork Penny Dinners
18 December 2017
Musgrave Triathlon Committee today donated a cheque for €35,000 to food charity Cork Penny Dinners.
In total, Musgrave’s Triathlon fundraising event raised an impressive €205,000 for charities this year. This included a donation of €35,000 to children’s ambulance service Bumbleance, €35,000 to Pieta House and €100,000 to Breakthrough Cancer Research.
Cork Penny Dinners, which was established during the Famine as a soup kitchen, feeds approximately 200 people every day and serves 1,000 meals a week, compared to just 150 meals a few years ago.
Edel Bruton, Musgrave Triathlon Organiser, presented the cheque for €35,000 to Caitriona Twomey from Cork Penny Dinners at the charity’s premises in Little Hannover, Cork city.
SuperValu also sent celebrity chef Kevin Dundon to cook Christmas Dinner for the Cork Penny Dinners’ volunteers after the daily dinner service was finished.
“As a community-based retailer, we are delighted to support the invaluable service that Cork Penny Dinners provides,” said Edel Bruton from Musgrave. “It is important for communities to help those who are vulnerable, especially at this time of year, and we hope that this donation will provide the support for Cork Penny Dinners to continue its vital work.”
Caitriona Twomey from Cork Penny Dinners thanked Musgrave for the “generous donation” which “will go a long way in helping us to provide hot, nourishing meals to service users during the festive period and into the next year.”
Cork Penny Dinners is open every day throughout the festive period from 9.00am to 1.30pm.