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Laois organisation receive €500 donation from Aldi’s Laois store staff

A Laois organisation has become the latest beneficiary of Aldi’s Community Grants programme.

A €500 grant was presented to Portarlington Men’s Shed recently.

A Men’s Shed is a dedicated, friendly and welcoming meeting place where men come together and undertake a variety of mutually agreed activities.

Men’s Sheds are open to all men regardless of age, background or ability.

It is a place where men can share their skills and knowledge with others, learn new skills and develop old skills or just to come and chat with other men over a cup of tea or coffee.

Aldi’s Community Grants programme helps fund local charities and organisations that contribute vital work and services in their local communities.

Each local charity supported is chosen by Aldi employees, enabling them to help the local good causes they are passionate about.

The programme has contributed to 750 local projects to date, donating over €375,000 since 2016.

Commenting, John Curtin, Group Buying Director, Aldi Ireland said: “We are very proud to have been able to contribute to supporting local charities across the country through the Aldi Community Grants programme and we’re pleased to see the impact of our donation in the local communities for Laois.

“The Community Grants programme is one example of how Aldi is committed to investing and partnering with local communities and charities across Ireland and we look forward to continuing this engagement into 2021.

“Operating two stores in County Laois, Aldi is deeply involved in the local community.

“To date throughout Ireland, Aldi has donated a total of €2.6m worth of meals to FoodCloud, €320,000 (in vouchers and stock donations) to Barnardos (since our partnership launch in October 2020) and €375,000 to the Community Grants programme since 2016.”

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.