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Lidl Community Works

Our objective is to be a good neighbour by positively contributing to the communities in which we live and operate.

Autism Aware Stores Autism Aware Stores

In Northern Ireland, statistically, more than 1 in 40 people live with autism. Between the bright lights, crowded spaces, noise and sensory overload, grocery shopping can sometimes be a very  stressful task for people with autism.

With this in mind, we have organised “Autism Aware Quiet Evenings” in each of our stores to help people and families who may struggle with the weekly run.

These Autism Aware Quiet Evenings will take place weekly, on Tuesdays from 6pm to 8pm, offering our customers a more comfortable shopping experience.

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NSPCC Northern Ireland NSPCC Northern Ireland

We are proud to announce our new charity partnership with the NSPCC Northern Ireland. Over the course of this two year partnership, we aim to raise £250,000 which will help ensure the charity reaches children across Northern Ireland with crucial services, support and advice on how to stay safe from abuse.

The NSPCC Northern Ireland is the leading children’s charity fighting to end child abuse. We are raising vital funds for the Speak out. Stay Safe. school programme. These funds will help the charity reach children in every primary school across Northern Ireland with its programme of interactive assemblies and workshops, aiming to give a generation of children the knowledge and understanding they need to stay safe from abuse and neglect.

We know the difference these programmes can make, so join us in the fight for every child.

 


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Lidl Community Works Projects Lidl Community Works Projects

We are now in the 4th year of our Community Works Project. Since the initial launch of Lidl Community Works Projects, we have donated funding and given support to over 700 community groups and charities across Northern Ireland, including Portrush RNLI, Mourne Mountain Rescue, Carrick Chargers Special Olympic Basketball Club and the Doghouse Sanctuary in Banbridge.

This year we are investing £228,000 back into the community. Our customers will nominate groups and projects whom they feel deserve a little extra support. Customers in each store of our 38 stores across Northern Ireland will then have the opportunity to decide which local community group or project should receive a £4,000 investment with the two runners up each receiving £1,000.

“We have received incredible support in Northern Ireland since we opened our first store and this is our way of giving back. It gives us great pleasure to re-launch Lidl Community Works Projects as we have clearly seen how our communities have flourished with the support we have been able to offer in the last few years.” said Conor Boyle, Regional Director at Lidl Northern Ireland.


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Charity of the Week Charity of the Week

Charity of the Week sees us donate €/£1000 every week for a whole year to local charities and groups across Ireland and Northern Ireland and will run alongside existing support programmes already in place at each of our 4 regional sales offices.

Worthy causes are selected by store teams in recognition of the excellent work undertaken by these charities and groups in their local communities. We feel that our store teams are best placed to choose these groups as they see, first-hand, the positive impact they make in the areas in which they operate.

So far this year we have donated to groups such as Daisy Lodge and the Cancer Fund for Children in Newcastle, Positive Futures in Enniskillen and the RNLI, Portrush.

Keep an eye out here for more updates!


Food Redistribution Programme Food Redistribution Programme

We are partnering with FoodCloud to roll out a national programme, tackling food waste and providing meals for people in communities all over Ireland and Northern Ireland by donating food from our stores and warehouses.

Globally, 1.3 billion tonnes of food fit for human consumption is wasted annually, that equates of 30% of all food produced. FoodCloud connects our stores with local charities to collect surplus food used to prepare meals for those in need. Our partner charities, from breakfast clubs to homeless hostels to family support services, benefit through making savings on food costs. This allows them to relocate much needed funding towards their core service and support their underlying mission.

To date, we have donated over 260,000 meals to charities all over the country and by 2020 our goal is to donate surplus food to Irish and Northern Irish charities equating to over 1 million meals.


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Voucher Donation Fund Voucher Donation Fund

We are committed to offering support to those in our local communities who espouse the values we hold dear. We are proud to support local people and groups who promote health and wellbeing in schools and communities, grassroots and sports programmes and cultural and educational activities.

From our yearly donation fund, Lidl sponsorship enables groups across the country to continue their hard work in local communities. We are happy to provide Lidl vouchers which have been used by hundreds of community groups and charities in 2016 alone for raffles, bake-sales, school healthy eating weeks, science projects and sports programmes.