SPAR Ireland and their independent retailers recently handed a whopping €517, 139 donation to their official charity partner, Make-A-Wish Ireland, for monies raised through a variety of fundraising initiatives, as well as collection boxes in more than 400 SPAR stores nationwide and a donation on selected SPAR Own Brand products. Chosen by SPAR Retailers, Make-A-Wish Children’s Charity grants the wishes of children aged between 3 and 17 years living with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
Commenting at the cheque presentation, Colin Donnelly, SPAR Sales Director, said: As Make-A-Wish’s official charity partner, all our independent retailers are passionate about supporting this very important cause. Helping make the wishes of seriously ill children come true is a way to give hope and strength for their individual journeys and we are proud to play whatever part we can.”
Since 1992, Make-A-Wish Ireland has granted wishes for more than 2,500 brave children across the country and donations like those of SPAR Ireland helps them fulfil those wishes, as Make-A-Wish CEO Susan O’Dwyer commented, “The contributions from SPAR truly make a difference and help up grant the Wishes of seriously ill children. We are very grateful to SPAR and their retailers for their wonderful support.”