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Tesco Community Fund supports Louth Irish Water Safety Training Day

This week Tesco Ireland’s 149 stores will be presenting Tesco Community Fund cheques to over 450 local projects supporting the good work these groups are doing in their local communities.

The Louth Irish Water Safety group is one local project that has recently benefited from the Tesco Community Fund. The groups’ mission is to prevent drownings through education and training on water safety. To facilitate water safety training the group has a team of 15 instructors and trainee instructors who teach up to 60 kids during the winter and up to 100 kids over the summer months.

Majella Donnelly, Secretary, of Louth Irish Water Safety, explains how the Tesco Community fund has helped facilitate these training days:  “The Tesco Community Fund has helped us purchase equipment for our summer training days allowing us reach up to a 100 kids over the summer. During the winter, we use the funding to pay for the rental of the swimming pool.  As a result we are seeing an increase in the number of members joining the club which is fantastic.”                                                                                                        

The Tesco Community Fund is helping thousands of local causes right across Ireland, donating over €2.3 million to over 9,000 local projects since 2014. This week our stores will present 450 local good causes with €120,000 worth of donations from the Community Fund, enabling them to make a big difference in communities’ right across Ireland.

Area Community Champion for Tesco Louth stores, David Darcy said: “We are delighted to be able to support amazing groups like Louth Irish Water Safety, which is a central part of the community in Louth. The fund is open to a wide variety of good causes or groups from schools to scouts so if you think you know a local organisation that could benefit from some extra funding, please nominate them in store or online today. And don’t forget to vote for your preferred cause each time you shop using your blue token, because it really does make a difference.” 

Tesco customers can simply fill out a nomination form in store and every 8 weeks, three local causes will be selected for the Tesco Community Fund. Customers can also nominate a cause online via: www.tesco.ie/communityfund. And at the end of each phase, blue token votes are counted and up to €1,000 is shared proportionally between the three local causes.  Further information and criteria for entry is available on www.tesco.ie/communityfund.