Already a number of exciting fundraising initiatives are planned for 2012 including a SPAR bottled water promotion which sees 10 cent from every 500ml bottle sold in EUROSPAR stores donated to Rehab. Counter coin boxes will also be on display in each of the 56 stores and, in addition, EUROSPAR will be supporting Rehab's national fundraising day 1 Day for Rehab on 15 June as well as local People of the Year Awards events in many counties.
Rehab is here to make tomorrow better than today for people with disabilities and others who are marginalised who use its services and funds raised from the various initiatives with EUROSPAR will make a real difference to them. These include the creation of a sensory garden at two respite homes, one for children and one for adults, designed to stimulate the senses and aid people’s physical and emotional well-being.
Commenting on today’s announcement, Suzanne Weldon, Marketing & Communications Director at BWG Foods (operators of the EUROSPAR brand) said, “Following an extremely successful partnership in 2011, our retailers were keen to retain Rehab as EUROSPAR’S Charity of the Year for a second year running. We are very hopeful that our network of supermarkets around the country will collectively break through the €100,000 mark this year, which will go directly towards supporting the important work of Rehab in communities and counties throughout Ireland.”
Pauline Crowley, Head of Fundraising, Rehab said ‘We are delighted that EUPOSPAR is continuing its fundraising partnership with Rehab for yet another year. Rehab, like EUROSPAR, is in communities across the country and all monies raised locally stay locally. This ongoing partnership with EUROSPAR is a reflection of its commitment not only to Rehab but also underlines the importance placed by EUROSPAR on improving the lives of people with disabilities in local communities. So the next time you’re in your local EUROSPAR, pick up a bottle of SPAR water or drop your change in the counter coin box and you’ll be doing your bit for marginalised people in your own community.”