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The Charitable Fund is really starting to make cents

The Charitable Fund is really starting to make cents

I know the boss hates it when I blow the company trumpet but it’s not every day that one celebrates reaching a million..well, anythings. The charitable fund has just announced that it has cracked the million euro mark! Five years on, the fund which started out making cents, has now racked up one million euro for it’s charity partners. For the boss it was always simply a matter of giving something back to communities that had enabled the company to succeed over the years- As he so succinctly put it “it enabled us to give something to great causes” – a typical understatement from the boss. The money is raised by donating one cent from customer’s shop transactions to the charitable fund. This sum is then boosted substantially by Applegreen employees at site and head office level whose ongoing participation in marathons, cycling, mountain climbing and other diverse events also raises substantial amounts. Check out the charity ticker and watch the charitable fund increase by the minute, the money is handed over every quarter directly to the designated charities. The process is transparent and brings Applegreen employees in direct close contact with our charity partners.

Applegreen Operations Director Joe Barrett has been instrumental in the success of the fund. His ability to motivate and his legendary “let’s do it” attitude is a huge factor in driving the fund from strength to strength. Together with Charity Chairman Adrian Giffney and hundreds of other Applegreen employees he has sacrificed many a weekend off to take part in sponsored events, raising money for our designated charity partners (who at the moment are CMRF and Anam Cara) The fund is now part of every Applegreen customer and employee’s daily life, it’s something they do.

So whether the boss likes it or not I have to say well done Applegreen customers, well done Applegreen employees
well done Applegreen Charitable Fund committee. It’s not every day one cracks a million! Respect!