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Aldi's donation to Baltimore RNLI's lifeboat is just swell

September 7th, 2019 10:05 PM

By Southern Star Team

John O'Brien, RNLI Baltimore Lifeboat Station in Aldi.

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THE RNLI Baltimore Lifeboat Station has become the latest charity to benefit from Aldi’s Community Grants programme, receiving a €500 grant.

The grant, from Aldi’s Skibbereen store team, was presented to John O’Brien from RNLI Baltimore Lifeboat Station.

 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 over 340 different local projects to date, donating over €250,000 since 2016. 

Peter Mullins, Aldi Skibbereen store manager said: ‘We here at the Skibbereen store are proud to have chosen RNLI Baltimore Lifeboat Station to support. It’s a great cause and providing a voluntary 24-hour lifeboat service makes a huge difference to the region.

‘Being part of and investing in local communities is something that Aldi is committed to and we are delighted to be able to make this contribution.’

 Kieran Cotter, the coxswain of Baltimore RNLI, added: ‘We, as a voluntary crew, are delighted that Aldi have chosen us. It is always good when people give back to the community. 

‘The money will be put to good use. We, as an organisation, are always funding. For us, it is very important because all of our money is donated by the public.’

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