Today we are delighted to officially launch our Communi-Tea Day which will take place in stores on Saturday, celebrating the positive benefits we’ve brought to local communities across Ireland through the Community Fund since it launched in 2014.
Over the past four years we’ve supported 11,000 community projects with €3million in donations, helping 7,500 individual local groups and organisations to deliver projects and services in our towns and cities that make a real difference to the lives of our colleagues, customers and communities.
Projects in schools, sports clubs, community centres, dance halls, churches, athletics clubs and more, such as:
Divine World National School in Rathfarnham
Who used their donation to buy friendship benches for the school, helping kids to play together and form friendships
An outreach and support phone line helping vulnerable older people to stay connected in rural parts of Leitrim. Our donation funded additional phones helping the cause reach more people.
The Communi-Tea Day will see stores host a tea and coffee morning this Saturday from 12pm to 4pm, driving awareness of and nominations for the Community Fund, with previous participating causes invited back to have a cuppa with us and talk to customers too.
To let customers know about the day, we teamed up with Pauline McLynn, aka Mrs Doyle from Father Ted, and there’s some great coverage in the papers so make sure to keep an eye out for it.
We’re also live on local radio and feature in the Irish Independent today, so make sure to pick up your copy.
The day will also be brought to life in store through tannoy, strut cards, leaflets and on community boards alongside the event itself.
It should be a wonderful day on Saturday and a great moment in time to celebrate the Community Fund at a grassroots level.
If you’re in store on Saturday, have a cuppa with the team and please share your photos on Yammer and our social media channels too, @tescoireland on facebook and @tescoirl on twitter using the hashtag #TescoCommunityFund