Tuam Cortoon LGFA club wins top fundraising prize with support from local shoppers

galway daily news lidl ireland fundraiser for tuam lgfa club

Tuam Cortoon LGFA Club has been awarded a top prize of €20,000 in Lidl Ireland’s club fundraising initiative which took place earlier this year.

The initiative called on communities to support their local clubs by scanning their Lidl Plus app at the checkout in their local store.

Almost €65,000 has been awarded to LGFA clubs across Galway throughout the course of the initiative.

Tuam-Cortoon LGFA club is one of four – one from each province – to pick up the top prize.

In total, Lidl has rewarded more than 383 LGFA clubs throughout Ireland, benefitting from new jerseys and up to €20,000 in funding each.

The innovative initiative is part of Lidl’s campaign, Level the Playing Field, that called on communities to get behind their local club.

Commenting on the initiative, Padraic Meenaghan, Chairperson of Tuam Cortoon LGFA club said they were absolutely delighted to have come out on top in Connacht and win the €20,000 top prize.

“A huge thank you to all members of the club and the local community who collected stamps for Tuam Cortoon LGFA club and to the wonderful staff at Lidl Tuam for all their help,” he said.

“The funding will have a huge impact on developing our grass roots players and helping to encourage new members to join our great club.”

Vitaljis Gasenko, Store Manager of local store, Lidl Tuam said: “It’s been incredible to see the community come together to really get behind the club to raise some very necessary funds at grassroots level.

“The community has demonstrated their dedication to raising awareness for women in sport as well as helping to encourage young girls to get involved in sport from a very early age and it has truly been incredible to watch.”