You Buy, we give. Every time you make a shop and fuel or a shop-only purchase, in Applegreen in Ireland, we donate 1c to the Applegreen Charitable Fund on your behalf.
The Charitable Fund lies close to the hearts of all of us who work in Applegreen and the fund is further boosted by ongoing fund-raising activities and events organised by Applegreen staff.
Our focus for 2016/17, with Applegreen’s help is to make sure that every family living with EB in Ireland has access to the highest level of support in their homes and communities. The EB Community Care programme will mean parents will have access to an outreach service, leaving no gap between hospital and home.
The ISPCC is the only organisation in Ireland providing unique 24 hour support services for children and young people through Childline. Last year we received over 652,000 calls from children with concerns around a range of issues including mental health, abuse, sexuality and bullying. With Applegreen’s support we will be able to continue to answer calls to Childline.
Since 2009, Applegreen has raised over one million for its partnership charities. The 1 cent campaign donates one cent from a shop and fuel or a shop-only purchase made in Applegreen stores nationwide to the Applegreen Charitable Fund, with no additional cost to the customer. Funds are also donated through coin collection boxes placed in all Applegreen Service Stations and a large number of site and head office events such as car wash days, static cycles and the Applegreen Annual Charity Luncheon.
To date the fund has raised a total of €1,818,295 of which €1,066,266.37 came directly from the 1c contributions, and the remaining €752,028.63 from donation boxes at the tills and from local and national site events plus Corporate events.
|Past fund beneficiaries|
CMRF-Crumlin and Anam Cara
Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin received funding towards the refurbishment of its Radiology Department. Funds were also donated to Anam Cara, a bereavement support group for parents, towards their support services and information packs for distribution at support groups, hospitals and clinics.
Jack & Jill Children's Foundation and Console
Jack & Jill Children's Foundation received funding from the Applegreen Charitable Fund towards home nursing care for children up to the age of four in every community in Ireland. Console, the national suicide charity received funding for the development of new support services.
GOAL and LauraLynn Children's Hospice
In Applegreen’s Charitable Fund first two year partnership funds were raised and donated to GOAL towards the building of new housing in the Bugiri District of Uganda. The Laura Lynn Hospice also received funding which went towards equipment for its multi-sensory room.
The Applegreen Charitable Fund committee is composed of employees ultimately responsible for running the fund.
The Applegreen Charitable Fund is audited by PricewaterhouseCoopers.