Monday 23 October 2017

Londis staff go to great heights

By Amy Lewis

Wexford resident Paul McGrath with Majella and John Roche from Londis Doneraile in Cork. John was the instagator of the Jump for Joy to raise money for Pieta House.
Wexford resident Paul McGrath with Majella and John Roche from Londis Doneraile in Cork. John was the instagator of the Jump for Joy to raise money for Pieta House.

Londis staff from Wexford and beyond will aim high in an upcoming fundraiser in aid of Pieta House.

Staff from Doyle's Londis in Coolcotts, Boggan's Londis in Rosslare, Canavan's Londis in Inch and O'Brien's Londis in Barntown will take part in the Jump for Joy campaign - a sponsored parachute jump on May 14.

The jump, which was launched by football legend and adopted Wexford man Paul McGrath, who lives in Ferns, will take place at The Irish Parachute Club in Offaly.

The Wexford participants will be: Claire O'Sullivan and Stacey Hourdaunt from Canavan's Londis; Dearbhaile Doyle from Doyle's Londis; Mary O'Rourke and Jane O'Donnell from O'Brien's Londis and Paul Boggan from Boggan's Londis.

The four Wexford retailers are among thirteen Londis stores that have signed up to Jump for Joy, with a total of 32 jumpers agreeing to parachute for Pieta. Each person must raise €400 for Pieta House, which means Londis will be donating a minimum of €12,000 with the hope much more will be raised through smaller events. They also must fund the skydive themselves, which costs €300 per person.

Speaking about the planned event, Conor Hayes, Londis Sales Director said:

'This fundraising initiative is exciting as so many stores within Londis have signed up to raise money and do the jump. Each store has a barometer to track monies raised by customers, so it's definitely creating a buzz in the stores that are participating. Pieta offers an excellent service to people all over Ireland, and Londis are thrilled to be part of such a worthy cause.'

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