Spar retailers make large contribution to charity partner

Patricia Duffy Barber of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland, Barry Jones, Helen Somerville, SPAR Marketing Manager, Philip Watt, CEO Cystic Fibrosis Ireland, Aisling Jones, Ger Farrelly, SPAR Retailer, Fergal Smyth, Fundraising Manager, Cystic Fibrosis Ireland
Patricia Duffy Barber of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland, Barry Jones, Helen Somerville, Spar Marketing Manager, Philip Watt, CEO Cystic Fibrosis Ireland, Aisling Jones, Ger Farrelly, Spar Retailer, Fergal Smyth, Fundraising Manager, Cystic Fibrosis Ireland

Ahead of this year’s annual fundraiser, 65 Roses Day, in aid of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland, Spar retailers recently handed over a massive €564,547 donation to the charity for monies raised over the term of its two-year official partnership, which is intended to last for a long time to come

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9 April 2019 | 0

Ahead of this year’s annual fundraiser, 65 Roses Day, in aid of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland, Spar retailers recently handed over a massive €564,547 donation to the charity for monies raised over the term of its two-year official partnership, which is intended to last for a long time to come.

And, with participating Spar stores right around Ireland set to support Cystic Fibrosis Ireland’s annual Flag Day again this year by selling the iconic Purple Roses in store on Friday next, April 12, it is anticipated that Spar will be making another sizeable contribution to the charity in the coming months.

The annual fundraising flag day (which derives its name from the way in which young children often first say the words “cystic fibrosis”!) seeks to raise much-needed funds for CF services. The Purple Roses will be on sale for €2 in Spar stores throughout the country, while Spar will also be offering customers the option to add 65c to all purchases in participating stores from Friday 12 April to Sunday 14 April.

According to Colin Donnelly, Spar Sales Director, the symbol group is proud to support Cystic Fibrosis Ireland’s annual Flag Day and sell the iconic purple roses. “We hope that our support will continue to help improve the quality of the lives of those living with cystic fibrosis in Ireland,” Donnelly said. “Over the lifetime of our support of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland, we have charity boxes in stores, make regular donations from the sale of our Spar own-brand products and have been involved in a number of fundraising events to raise as much funds as possible for CFI.”

Cystic Fibrosis Ireland (CFI) is a voluntary organisation that was set up in 1963 to improve treatment and facilities for people with cystic fibrosis in Ireland. CFI seek to provide the best possible quality of life for people with cystic fibrosis by raising funds through fundraising and donations from the public.

 

 



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