Woodies Tralee Raises €8,590 For Make A Wish Foundation

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(click photo to enlarge) Manager of Woodies Tralee, Tadhg O’Regan (in white shirt), presenting a cheque for €8,590 to Woodies CEO Declan Ronayne, with the proceeds going to the Make A Wish Foundation.

THE guys at Woodies in Tralee have raised an incredible €8,590 for the Make A Wish Foundation after a major fundraising drive at the store.

Staff at the Manor West outlet took to riding an exercise bike for the past five Saturdays between 12 noon and 4pm, with the public invited to donate whatever they wanted to the  ‘WOW! Working on Wishes’ fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Ireland Charity.

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There was also a ‘€1 Make A Wish’ till donation button where customers were asked if they would like to donate to Make A Wish with their purchase.

They set a target of €3,500 and the kind-hearted, generous people of Tralee and beyond responded with enthusiasm to raise well over double that.

Staff member, Bryan Enright, also took to the road on his bike with other Woodies representatives last week, to collect the cheques from branches around the country on a 1,500km cycle.

The cost of granting a wish for a child with the Make A Wish Foundation is about €3,000, so the Tralee branch effort will see 2½ wishes winging their way to deserving kids!

Woodie’s Store Manager in Tralee, Tadhg O’Regan said; “We are delighted to have raised a total of €167,102.64 nationwide with our store contributing €3,590.78 to the total tally. We want to thank our customers, friends, family, and suppliers for their support and generosity in helping us grant the wishes of children living with life-threatening illnesses.”

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