€500 for Thurles' Mo Chara animal rescue

Tipperary based charity benefits from new Aldi community support fund

€500 for Thurles' Mo Chara animal rescue
by @tipperarystar.ie @tippstar

Aldi is delighted to announce that Thurles based Mo Chara Animal Rescue is the latest charity to benefit from Aldi’s new community support fund. Aldi’s Cashel staff have awarded Mo Chara Animal Rescue 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 Nikki Veasey, Mo Chara Animal Rescue’s Chairperson, today by Noel Phillips, Aldi’s “Charity Champion”.

Commenting, Finbar McCarthy, Group Buying Director, Aldi Ireland, said. “We are delighted our Cashel employees have chosen to support Mo Chara Animal Rescue as they play a pivotal role in bettering the local community as a whole.

Mo Chara Animal Rescue’s work in improving the welfare of animals that may have been abused or neglected 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 Tipperary 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 126 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.