Woodies Tralee Launches Month-Long Fundraising Drive For Charities

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Woodies staff ready for their big fundraising activities over the coming months. Back from left; Store Manager Tadhg O’Regan, Fergus Bulman, Rachel O’Connor, Edward O’Connor and Gillian Conway. In front; Sean Kerins and Paul Kerins. Photo by Dermot Crean

AFTER raising over €12,000 over past number of years for charities, the staff at Woodies in Tralee are about to start another month long campaign.

This year Woodie’s Tralee have announced their four Charity Partners for their Woodie’s Heroes 2018 fundraising campaign which will take place during August – Make-A-Wish, Temple Street, Jack & Jill and Down Syndrome Ireland.

All monies raised during the campaign, in Woodies Tralee and branches around Ireland, will be divided equally amongst the four children’s charities to be distributed locally.

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They are again planning some exciting events to raise funds including the instore Monster Prize Draw, a Table Quiz in O’Donnell’s in Mounthawk and an instore  BRIC A BRAC Sale and the Woodie’s Charity Cup soccer tournament in the I.T. sports campus.

Woodies Tralee store manager, Tadhg O’Regan is looking forward to the next month and hopes the public can help them surpass the amazing €6,000 they raised last year in Tralee.

“It kicks off next Monday but the first activity we have instore is a bric a brac sale here on Saturday, July 28. We’re selling books, CDS, toys, teddies and we’ve had loads of donations.

“Then on Wednesday, August 8 we have a table quiz at O’Donnells Mounthawk from 8.30pm with tables of 4 for €40 and loads of spot prizes. The following Saturday we are holding our soccer tournament and we are currently filling the last places for that. It’s 16 teams of 7-a-side.

On Saturday, August 18 we are having a Monster draw instore with a celebrity guest attending. Nationally representatives from Woodies are again embarking on a countrywide five day cycling challenge and they will be calling in here,” said Tadhg.

Tadhg was also part of the ‘Woodie’s Choir’ on the charity single, a cover of  ‘My Hero’ by The Foo Fighters, sung by Irish band Wild Youth (see below). All proceeds from the single are going to the four charities.

Customers can help by contributing to the donation buckets in the store from Monday. To find out more, check out the Woodies Tralee charity campaign facebook page by clicking here

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