Recognition for local groups through Community Works

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Three organisations with links to Londonderry and the north west are among the winning groups chosen by Lidl Northern Ireland to receive backing from retail group as part of its ‘Community Works’ campaign.

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Sollus Highland Dancers, Garden in a Box in Londonderry, Roe Valley Girls in Limavady and Portrush RNLI and they were among the 33 winning groups chosen by Lidl Northern Ireland to receive backing.

Portrush RNLI was selected as a winner from over 4,000 nominations and subsequently was visited by the Lidl Community Crew at the West Strand Beach in Portrush on Wednesday, June 29. The crew helped facilitate a summer barbecue fundraiser, which saw the group be awarded with a cheque from Lidl to help fund both crew training and education for young people; preparing them for all eventualities while spending time on the coast.

Over 50 people attended the event on West Strand Beach and enjoyed an exclusive feast prepared by Lidl ambassador and premiere chef Ian Orr.

Judy Nelson, from Portrush RNLI said the organisation was delighted to have been selected as one of the winning groups.

“We are very much a national charity but have very close links to our local community,” she said.

“All our crew, fundraisers and educators are local people and this help from Lidl reflects our community ethos and the support we as a charity get from the local community.”

The Lidl Community Works campaign, which launched in June this year, will see Lidl Northern Ireland back a variety of local community groups and projects from all over the province. The Lidl Community Crew will visit each of the winning groups in the coming months as they plan and host fundraising events, present food demonstrations and deliver goodie bags; all of which will help sustain the fantastic work of each project in their local area.

To find out more about the Lidl Community Works Campaign and see a full list of the 33 winning groups, visit www.lidl-ni.co.uk.