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LIDL Tipp customers raise €8932 for Barretstown

Trolley dash winners were chosen from each of the Lidl stores in Tipperary

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Jackie Tynan, pictured at the Lidl Christmas Trolley Dash at Lidl Clonmel, who managed to grab €280 worth of goodies

Festive Season was in full swing in Lidl stores in Tipperary.

The festive season was in full swing this weekend as every Lidl store right across the country offered one raffle winner the chance to dash around the store Supermarket Sweep style. The lucky contestant dashed around their local Lidl for 2 minutes, grabbing as many Christmas goodies as possible and Jackie Tynan, who was the winner in the Clonmel store, managed to grab herself €280 worth of Christmas shopping for free.Tickets were on sale in stores from Monday November 14th until Sunday December 4th at the checkouts of all stores for only €1. 100% of proceeds from the sale of Trolley Dash tickets went to Barretstown, Lidl’s charity partner and contributed to €8932 raised in County Tipperary alone. The Trolley Dash, which raised €262,199 in total in Ireland, raised much needed funds for Barretstown just before the new year.

Speaking about the Trolley Dash CSR initiative, Sinead Flynn, Lidl CSR team said: "Funds raised from this year's Trolley Dash are the result of combined efforts from both Lidl Ireland staff and our customers. In just 3 weeks, €262,199 was raised, completely exceeding our expectations. We'd like to thank everybody that got involved and purchased a Trolley Dash ticket for such a worthy cause."

Speaking about the Trolley Dash competition, Dee Ahearn, CEO of Barretstown, said: "For the past 2 years, the Lidl Christmas Trolley Dash initiative has contributed enormously to the €5 million needed to run Barretstown annually. This money goes directly towards the costs of providing all the services needed to run camps for seriously ill children and their families.  This year we have served over 2,500 campers through our residential programmes at Barretstown and a further 2,500 through our off site programmes in hospitals around Ireland.  Lidl CSR initiatives and generous Lidl customers are helping us to work towards our goal that every child with a serious illness enjoys their childhood.”