Updated: 05/02/18 : 06:04:47
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Aldi’s staff award RNLI Sligo Bay €500

Aldi is delighted to announce that Sligo based RNLI Sligo Bay is the latest charity to benefit from Aldi’s Community Grants programme.  Aldi’s Sligo store staff have awarded RNLI Sligo Bay a €500 grant in recognition of its vital work and contribution within the local community and to help support its essential services.

Cathy Fletcher, Aldi’s Sligo store 'Charity Champion', presented the €500 grant to Dermot Gillen of RNLI Sligo Bay.

Commenting, Finbar McCarthy, Group Buying Director, Aldi Ireland, said, “The work and services provided by RNLI Sligo Bay are crucial to the local Sligo community.  We are delighted our Sligo employees have chosen to support this organisation.”

“Giving back to the local communities our stores serve is something we are passionate about and we are proud to support the vital work done by charities and not-for–profit organisations across County Sligo.”

Aldi’s Community Grants Programme provides each Aldi employee with the opportunity to nominate a charity, community group or not-for-profit organisation within their local community for support.  Nominated charities are then assessed on the basis of a defined selection criteria, with the organisation deemed the most worthwhile receiving a €500 donation from Aldi.  

Each of Aldi’s 130 Irish stores and two Regional Distribution Centres have been allocated an individual annual bursary fund and a “Charity Champion” assigned to co-ordinate the programme.