Woodies Tralee Staff All Set For A Month Of Fundraising

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Staff at Woodies Tralee looking forward to a month of fundraising activities. At back, from left; John O’Connor, Eileen Redmond, Tadhg O’Regan (Store Manager), Josephine Patwell. In front; Sean Kerins, Barry O’Connor and Paul O’Sullivan.

THE staff at Woodies in Tralee are getting ready for their annual fundraising campaign with a table quiz, a monster prize draw and a soccer tournament among the events planned.

This is the 3rd year in a row that Woodie’s Ireland are raising badly needed funds for Ireland’s most vulnerable children.

Their four charity partners this year are: Make-A-Wish; Temple Street; Jack and Jill and Act for Meningitis.

This is a national campaign, and over the last 2 years, Woodie’s Ireland have raised over €400,000 for Children’s Charities. The Tralee store has raised over €11,000 in the two years.

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The campaign starts on July 24th and Staff in Woodie’s Tralee will be fundraising for four weeks and hope to raise €4,000.

Tadhg O’Regan, store manager, is asking customers to please donate when they visit Woodie’s during August.

The Tralee team are planning three great events…

• Table Quiz in O’Donnell’s Mounthawk on Wednesday 2nd August @ 8.30pm – Tables of 4 €25 – all welcome!

• Woodie’s Charity Cup Soccer Tournament on Saturday 12th August from 4pm in the I.T. North Campus. This is a 16 team straight knockout 7 a side tournament. There a still some places left if you would like to enter (entry is €100) Contact Woodie’s Tralee for details. Closing date is Friday 28th July.

There are bouncy castles, a DJ and refreshments so all welcome to come and cheer on your team!

• Monster Prize Draw on Saturday 19th August – Woodies have some fantastic prize hampers to be won. Cost of entry is only €5 – we will be selling lines instore.

Also each Saturday of the campaign, the Tralee team will be cycling instore on a static bike challenge – there will also be a colouring competition. Some local up and coming musicians have also promised to pop in to play a few tunes.

Woodie’s also have special hero lollipops for sale, and they also have recorded their first ever charity single – “Heroes” by David Bowie which is available to download or buy instore for only €3.

All monies raised by the Tralee team during the campaign will be divided equally amongst the four children’s charities to be distributed locally.

Nationally, two cycle teams will cycle around the country in a 5 day cycle challenge, collecting the cheques for the monies raised in stores.

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