Aware, Tesco’s Charity of the Year have received over €600 from Tesco Clonmel following the store’s successful treadmill challenge event, which took place in-store recently.
The local Elverys Sports store kindly donated a treadmill for the event and staff members took turns running and walking from 8am–8pm.
Eithne Knox, Personnel Manager, Tesco Clonmel said “We would like to thank our customers for coming along, supporting us on the day and helping us to raise this funding for Aware, our Charity of the Year. We all had a really fun day and look forward to organising some other fundraising events in the coming months”.
Aware is the national organisation providing information, support and education around depression, a condition that affects more than 450,000 people in Ireland (one in ten) at any one time. Funds raised during the partnership this year will go towards Beat the Blues, Aware’s free secondary schools programme which helps create a better understanding of issues among pupils, teachers and parents.
Depression affects many teenagers in Ireland and funds raised through the Tesco Charity of the Year partnership will enable Aware to deliver Beat the Blues to approximately 16,000 additional teenagers this year.
The charity was chosen as Tesco’s Charity of the Year for 2012 and 2013 earlier this year. Since its inception in 2001, the Tesco Charity of the Year Programme has donated over €10 million to eight Irish charities.