Spar pledges support for Make-A-Wish Ireland’s Christmas Appeal

The official handover of a fundraising cheque for €205,000 on behalf of Spar retailers in December 2020. Now, Spar is continuing to support the charity through a new initiative with Strikepay

Retail group presents a cheque for more than €200,000 to its official charity partner



1 December 2020

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Spar has presented a cheque for more than €200,000 to Make-A-Wish Ireland, to enable its official charity partner to give the most precious gift of all and help grant the wishes of sick children all over Ireland.

Make-A-Wish’s activity programme has been severely curtailed because of the Covid-19 pandemic but the charity remains committed to delivering magical, life-changing wishes to children living with serious illnesses and the support of Spar and its retailers is making all the difference. As part of the charity’s ongoing mission, this Christmas, the team are appealing to the people of Ireland to continue to support them as they seek to make the wishes of more than 200 sick children come true.

“We feel really blessed that Spar chose us as their official charity partner,” said Make-A-Wish chief executive officer Susan O’Dwyer. “We could not have done without their support this year.”

“2020 has been a challenging year for everyone, and at Make-A-Wish Ireland, we have had to contend with fundraising events being cancelled and planned wishes having to be rescheduled and re-imagined,” O’Dwyer added. “But we are inspired by our wish children. Now more than ever, these children need what Make-A-Wish can bring in the form of hope, strength, and the all-important smile and the contributions from Spar have truly made a difference and together we can make an even greater impact in 2021.”

Spar contributes to its official charity partner through in-store collection boxes, a donation from the sale of a selected range of Spar own brand products as well as support of the charity’s annual Wish Day and usually a number of fundraising initiatives. The ability to hold these initiatives has been adversely affected this year and Spar is throwing its fulsome support behind the charity’s Christmas appeal and asking its customers to help “spread a little magic” for the children.

“As Make-A-Wish’s official charity partner, we are delighted to be supporting their Christmas appeal, as we will support all their other fundraising initiatives throughout the year ahead,” said Colin Donnelly, Spar sales director.

“What makes our partnership extra special,” he added, “is that our Spar retailers chose Make-A-Wish as our official charity partner and we are enthusiastic about supporting them in every way we can. Helping make these sick children’s wishes come true is a way to give them hope and strength for their individual journeys and we are proud to play whatever part we can.”

This Christmas, please help Make-A-Wish grant these children their wishes by donating. People can contribute via the charity’s official website by making a one-off donation, by signing up to a monthly or annual commitment or by donating to the in-store collection boxes in their local Spar store.






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