Dealz Longford contributes to €200,000 milestone in aid of Make-A-Wish

Alan Walsh

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Alan Walsh

Dealz Longford contributes to €200,000 milestone in aid of Make-A-Wish

Ireland’s leading discount retailer Dealz celebrated five years of trading in Ireland last week. Since opening in September 2011 Dealz will have successfully launched 56 stores nationwide in Ireland including Longford over the five years, creating over 1,100 Irish jobs.

Dealz Longford is proud of the work it has done with charity partner Make-A-Wish Ireland over the past five years. Since launching in Ireland, store colleagues in Longford have proudly supported the charity who grant magical wishes to children and young people fighting life threatening illnesses. To date, Dealz has raised a staggering €200,000 for the charity through various fundraising activities including; in-store themed fundraisers, selling Make-A-Wish merchandise and by raising awareness of the charity association at each new Dealz store opening. 

Speaking about the Dealz landmark anniversary in Ireland, CEO Kevin O’Bryne stated, "We are delighted to be celebrating our fifth year of trading here in Ireland and continuing to offer customers amazing value. We look forward to continuing our partnership with the Make-A-Wish Foundation charity and to hitting the next fundraising milestone for this worthy charity." 

To celebrate the five-year milestone, Make-A-Wish child ambassador, Abby Sheerin, together with Make-A-Wish representative Marjut Ellis, visited the first Dealz store to have opened in Ireland and praised the team for their fantastic efforts over the last five years.

Speaking about the partnership Gareth Crowe, Corporate Manager said, “We are incredibly lucky to be working with Dealz colleagues across Ireland. On behalf of all at Make-a-Wish, particularly our wish children – Thank You! It is a pleasure to work with you and be associated with your stores, customers and colleagues, we have a bright future ahead together making magical wishes a reality for Ireland’s bravest children.”