Arklow Cancer Support has become the latest charity to benefit from Aldi’s Community Grants programme, receiving a €500 grant from Aldi’s Arklow store team.
The €500 grant was presented to Rose Murphy and Mary O’Brien, from Arklow Cancer Support, by Magdalena Smyk, Aldi’s Arklow “Charity Champion”.
Aldi’s Community Grants programme helps fund local charities and organisations that contribute vital work and services in their local communities. Each local charity supported is chosen by Aldi employees, enabling them to help the local good causes they are passionate about.
The programme has contributed to over 340 different local projects to date, donating over €250,000 since 2016.
Commenting, James Gannon, Aldi Arklow Store Manager said: “We here at the Arklow store are proud to have chosen Arklow Cancer Support. It’s a great cause that provides counselling, specialised therapies and a range of other support services to people and families affected by cancer, and their work makes a huge difference to the people of Arklow.
“Being part of and investing in local communities is something that Aldi is committed to and we are delighted to be able to make this contribution.”
Operating four stores in County Wicklow, Aldi is deeply involved in the local community. Through its partnership with FoodCloud, its stores in County Wicklow have donated over 25,400 meals to local charities to date, while as Foróige’s lead sponsor since 2015, it has helped support initiatives including the Aldi Foróige Youth Citizenship Awards and the Aldi Foróige Junior Baking Competition.