Woodies Staff Are Working On Granting Wishes For Children

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Woodies Tralee branch manager, Tadhg O’Regan with employees Sinead O’Connor, John Joe Hardy, Eileen Redmond, Bryan Enright and James O’Connor ‘Working On Wishes’ for the Make A Wish Foundation. Photo by Dermot Crean

STAFF at Woodies DIY are working hard to make children’s wishes come true in a new fundraising drive at the store.

Workers at the Manor West branch are taking turns on a stationary bike every Saturday, between 12 noon and 4pm, for the next four weeks in their bid to raise cash for the ‘Working On Wishes’ campaign.

The aim is to raise as much funds as possible for the Make A Wish Foundation.

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“We hope to raise over €3,500 in the store,” said branch manager Tadhg O’Regan. “The cost of granting a wish for a child with the Make A Wish Foundation is about €3,000, so with our 37 stores nationwide, we’re hoping to grant 37 wishes.”

It’s not just stationary cycling either as Woodies Tralee kitchen consultant, Bryan Enright, is getting on his bike in late August to help collect the cheques from the stores around the country.

“We’re starting in Limerick and covering every branch in Ireland over a five day period, finishing in Dublin,” said Bryan. “It’ll be 1,500km in five days,” said Bryan, who is well used to long cycles having completed the Ring of Kerry Cycle for the past couple of years.

“It’s for a fantastic cause and hopefully the Tralee store will raise a lot more than €3,500. The money we raise here will go towards granting wishes for children in our region,” said Bryan.

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

So if you’re in the store in the next few weeks don’t forget to donate for this great cause.

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