Spar gives €60,000 to deserving groups and organisations

Olympic Gold Medallist and Spar brand ambassador Kellie Harrington, centre, with representatives of the chosen groups who benefitted from the Spar Community Fund, from left, Donna Cassidy of Claremorris South Responder Group, Orla Donovan of Tipperary Warriors, Corey McCarthy of The Food Fund, Marie Tonra of Milford and District Resource Centre and Katie Carrigan of Dundalk Simon Community, during the Spar 60th Community Fund Winners Event at The Avon in The Burgage, Blessington, Wicklow

Campaign builds on Spar’s established Community Fund initiative



8 August 2023

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Spar and Olympic gold medallist Kellie Harrington recently revealed the six nationwide beneficiaries of the Spar 60th Community Fund initiative, which sees organisations spread across Connacht, Munster and Leinster receiving €10,000 each in funding.

This campaign, to celebrate Spar’s 60th year serving communities across Ireland, builds on Spar’s established Community Fund initiative, which was first launched in December 2021. Ireland’s leading convenience retailer has now made a direct investment of €80,000 to deserving community projects across the country, something that is indicative of Spar’s ongoing commitment of giving back to local communities and their customers.

More than 1100 groups applied for the third wave of funding provided by the Spar Community Fund with those selected including a food re-distribution group set up by five secondary school students in Cork, the Dundalk Simon Community, the Claremorris South Responder Group in Mayo, the Little Way Cancer Support Centre in Kildare, the Milford District and Resource Centre in Donegal and the Tipperary Warriors, a sports club for children with disabilities.

“For 60 years Spar retailers have been proud to serve local communities around the country and the Spar 60th Community Fund allows us to continue our ongoing work of rewarding and acknowledging the communities Spar retailers are embedded in,” said Colin Donnelly, Spar sales director.

“It was great to meet representatives of the chosen groups and organisations and hear about the terrific work they are doing and how the Spar 60th Community Fund will be able to support their work in a very meaningful way.”

“The Spar 60th Community Fund is a fantastic initiative that makes a real difference to the lives of people who are in need of a little support,” added Irish Olympian and Spar brand ambassador Kellie Harrington.

“I am delighted to once again be involved in boosting funds to people, clubs and programmes across Ireland who are bringing that sense of community and pride to where they live. This is a great way of giving back in a meaningful way and seeing vital community work both acknowledged and rewarded,” Harrington said.

To find out more about the Spar 60th Community Fund and other Spar initiatives taking place this year marking Spar’s 60 years in Ireland, visit Spar’s social media channels and watch the winner’s videos on Spar’s YouTube page.




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