O’Neills Irish International Sports Co. Ltd have donated a grand total of £30,000 to a number of well-known local charities based in the north west and wider region.
Three chosen charities each received £3,000 – Strabane Food Bank, Foyle Women’s Aid and the Mayor’s charity, Aurora Counselling – while the remainder of the contributions was allocated between another fourteen charitable organisations.
Kieran Kennedy, Managing Director of O’Neills who presented cheques to charity representatives in Derry and Strabane, said the company was pleased to be helping to support such deserving causes again this year.
“O’Neills are committed to supporting the fantastic work carried out by a wide range of charitable organisations which provide a lifeline to people from our local communities who need their help while experiencing distress and difficulties in their personal or family lives.
“Charities are under added financial strain this year because the restrictions required to help stop the spread of COVID-19 curtailed many of the community fundraising events that would usually take place on a regular basis in our local towns and cities.
“O’Neills staff make donations to chosen charities every Christmas and this year we identified a total of 17 organisations who will benefit from the company’s additional allocation this year. Since the inception of the O’Neills Charity Trust, O’Neills staff have contributed £365,000 to local charitable causes.
“We hope that the donations announced this week will help support the vital services provided by these charities going forward.