Spar teams up with Kellie Harrington to launch Summer Community Road Trip
Over the course of the road trip, Spar will provide €10,000 in funding to the most deserving people, clubs, groups, organisations and initiatives across the country
12 April 2022 | 0
Spar and Olympic gold medallist Kellie Harrington have launched the Spar Community Road Trip. Throughout the month of June Spar and Harrington will spend time with five lucky communities across Ireland, learning about how they are making their community a richer and happier place to live.
Over the course of the road trip, Spar will provide €10,000 in funding to the most deserving people, clubs, groups, organisations and initiatives in recognition of the contribution they make to their local communities.
Spar and Harrington are inviting all community groups across the country to apply for a chance to win €2,000 in funding each and a visit from Spar ambassador and Olympic boxing champion Kellie Harrington. Applications will open on 20 April and will remain open for a period of four weeks until 20 May.
Spar retailers are committed to the hundreds of communities in which they are embedded. The Spar Community Road Trip is part of Spar’s wider Community Fund initiative. Since its launch in December 2021, SPAR has already invested €10,000 in deserving community projects across the country.
With the launch of the Summer Community Road Trip, Ireland’s largest convenience retailer will invest €20,000 in Irish communities in just six months.
“I am thrilled to announce that I will be joining Spar on a Summer Community Road Trip to visit chosen communities around the country this June,” said Spar Community Road Trip, brand ambassador Kellie Harrington. “As a Spar brand ambassador, I am delighted to launch such a worthwhile initiative this year. We are inviting anyone from youth clubs, to music groups, to retirement homes to enter for their chance to win. It is a meaningful way of giving back to the people that carry out vital work in our towns and communities, and I look forward to meeting them only a few months from now.”
“Spar is delighted to continue our work in communities nationwide through our Community Fund initiative,” added Colin Donnelly, Spar sales director. “The Spar Community Road Trip this June will allow us to go a step further in acknowledging the groups, clubs and organisations around the country which form part of the social fabric in towns, villages, and communities all over Ireland. We are excited to be launching this initiative with our fantastic brand ambassador, Kellie Harrington, who is consistently championing the importance of community in Ireland.”
Spar recently announced a three-year partnership with Harrington, supporting her journey to Paris 2024, including the upcoming 2022 World Boxing Championship this May.