Square staff raise over €11,000 for Irish Red Cross Ukraine Appeal
OVER €11,000 was raised for the Irish Red Cross’s Ukraine Crisis Appeal by staff of The Square Shopping Centre as a result of a charity cycle in the shopping centre’s centre mall last week.
The charity cycle had a particular resonance for one of the cyclists, Tamara Bridgeman from Jackie’s Florist, as she is originally from Ukraine and is going to Poland this week to bring family members fleeing the war to Ireland.
A total of 24 members of staff from The Square, including centre management, security, cleaning staff, the media team and store staff took part in the charity cycle last Thursday and Friday.
Fiona Power, commercial operations manager of The Square, told The Echo: “It was very uplifting and heartwarming to see people come together and dig deep.
“There was fantastic support and encouragement and it really kept us going, cycling beyond the hours we had planned.
“People are so generous, even in tough times. The people of Tallaght always come through and prove to us what a generous, supportive community we have in Tallaght, The Square team and our supporters.”
The money raised will be donated to the Irish Red Cross’s Ukraine Crisis Appeal, to help those who have been displaced by the war to get food, medicine and shelter.
Commenting on the amount raised, Ms Power said: “We knew people would get behind this fundraiser, as they always do here, but we were thrilled with the final figure of €11,229.
“Thank you so much to each and every person who contributed. The funds will go directly to the Irish Red Cross who make sure it is delivered where it is needed most.”
Donations to the Irish Red Cross’s Ukraine Crisis Appeal can be made online.