Spar makes sizeable donation to Cystic Fibrosis Ireland

Representatives from Spar and Cystic Fibrosis Ireland at a presentation in the Aviva in Dublin last month
Representatives from Spar and Cystic Fibrosis Ireland at a presentation in the Aviva in Dublin last month

Spar's has raised and donated a total of more than €600,000 to Cystic Fibrosis Ireland in the lifetime of their partnership, the company has revealed.

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18 June 2019 | 0

Representatives from across the Spar business were delighted to present Fergal Smyth, fundraising manager for Cystic Fibrosis Ireland, with another milestone cheque at a recent BWG Foods meeting on 29 May in Aviva Stadium.

Alan Kealy, chairman of the National Council of Spar Retailers, made the presentation on behalf of all Spar retailers nationwide. To date, the amount raised by Spar on behalf of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland has exceeded €605,000. Accepting on behalf of CFI, Fergal Smyth expressed his heartfelt thanks to all retailers, on behalf of the charity, its benefactors and their families.

In an update on the allocation of funds raised by Spar, CFI announced that a large sum of money will be used to fund a dedicated 20-bed cystic fibrosis wing in Beaumont Hospital, a much-needed resource to provide a safe environment for recovery for people with CF, eliminating the risk of cross contamination from other patients.

Further money from Spar funds will be allocated towards employing a childcare specialist in Crumlin Children’s Hospital, whose main goal will be to play and interact with children with CF in the hospital. Due to risk of cross contamination, children with CF are unable to join other children in the main play areas of the hospital.

To learn more about Spar and CF Ireland’s partnership, visit the symbol group’s charity partner page.

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