THE Tesco Community Fund has announced 396 local projects that are participating in the new cycle of the fund. Tesco’s blue tokens give customers the opportunity to vote for local causes and make a big difference to communities across Ireland.
In Kildare, the Tesco Community Fund has supported 744 local projects to date donating over €232,500 since 2014.
Over the next six weeks, Kildare shoppers will be able to use their blue tokens to support local projects.
Shoppers in Tesco Kildare will lend their support to the Carmelites Lourdes Fund Kildare, Kildare Tidy Towns and St Bridget’s Pitch and Putt Club.
Tesco Extra in Naas will support Friends of Naas Hospital, Grangecon National School and Sallins Celtic F.C. Tesco Newbridge will lend their support to the Scoil Mhuire Autism Unit, St. Conleth’s Infants School and Ballyshannon National School. The Tesco Celbridge store will support the Maynooth Students Galway Charity Cycle, Celbridge Community School and Friends Of St. Lukes For Cancer Care.
The Maynooth Tesco Extra store will support the Maynooth Flower And Garden Club, Roxfield Residents Association and Parklands Residents Association. Tesco in Clane will provide financial support to the Maynooth Students Galway Charity Cycle, Littleway Cancer Support Centre and Cystic Fibrosis Family Support. Shoppers in the Hazelhatch Tesco Express store will lend their support to Friends Of St. Lukes For Cancer Care, Maynooth Students Galway Charity Cycle and Celbridge Community School. Tesco Express in Kilcock will support the Kilcock Men’s Shed, 16th Kildare Scout Group and Friends Of St. Lukes For Cancer Care along with Tesco in Naas who will be supporting St Vincent’s Hospital Athy, Irish Society for Autism and Latch On Kildare Down Syndrome Adult Literacy Group.
Following each eight week fund raising phase, the blue token votes are counted and up to €1,000 and shared proportionally between the three local causes. Customers are invited to fill out a form in store to nominate local causes they feel could benefit from the fund.