Anne Marie O’Connor, Fundraising & Event Manager, Brú Columbanus accepting the cheque. (Pic Darragh Kane)

Aldi is delighted to announce that Brú Columbanus is the latest charity to benefit from Aldi’s new community support fund. Aldi’s Mitchelstown store staff have awarded Brú Columbanus a €500 grant in recognition of its tremendous work within the local community and to help support its vital services.

The €500 grant was presented to Anne Marie O’Connor, Fundraising & Event Manager, Brú Columbanus.

Commenting, Finbar McCarthy, Group Buying Director, Aldi Ireland, said, “We are delighted our Mitchelstown store employees have chosen to support Brú Columbanus, as they play a pivotal role in bettering the local community as a whole.”

The work Brú Columbanus does in providing accommodation for relatives of seriously ill patients is vital.

“Supporting the local communities our stores serve is something that we truly believe in and we are proud to be contributing to the important work done by charities and not-for–profit organisations across County Cork through our community support fund.”

Aldi’s community support fund 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 assessed according to a defined selection criteria, with the organisation deemed the most worthwhile receiving a €500 donation from Aldi.

Each of Aldi’s 128 Irish stores has been allocated an individual annual bursary fund and a “Charity Champion” assigned to co-ordinate the programme at a local level and work closely with the local charities and not-for-profit organisations.

The programme aims to make a difference to the communities Aldi’s stores’ serve, focusing on helping develop Ireland’s youth, combat food poverty and improve the wellbeing of families.