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28th Mar 2020

SuperValu, Centra and the GAA team up on initiative to support elderly people

Keeley Ryan

Supervalu Centra GAA

SuperValu, Centra and the GAA have partnered up to launch a new initiative to support elderly people in Ireland during the coronavirus crisis.

The goal is to capitalise on Ireland’s unique community spirit, by helping elderly people who do not have family and friends around to support them.

SuperValu, Centra and the GAA have appealed to GAA Clubs across the country to volunteer to be part of Club Together.

GAA clubs are calling on their members to join a local task force to assist the elderly, who are dependent on the goodwill of others for their food shopping needs. GAA clubs will then partner with their local SuperValu or Centra store.

Clubs interested in giving their time to Club Together are asked to contact their local SuperValu or Centra store to find out more.

“This is a testing time and one when the oft-mentioned virtues of the GAA’s Community ethos needs to come to the fore. This is happening already and through this most worthwhile initiative it will continue to happen, making a positive tangible difference to those in our communities who may need assistance,” Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael John Horan said.

“I am strongly encouraging our clubs and members to look at this initiative and to throw their weight behind it. Our reach across the island is reflected in the SuperValu and Centra networks and I believe working together we can ensure that everyone is connected and has access to the basic essentials we all need at a time like this.”

“Supporting our communities is one of the most important things we do.   We’re delighted to team up with the GAA, a long-term partner of ours, to support the elderly in our communities. We understand this is an extraordinary time for a huge number of people across the country and we encourage every GAA club to contact and partner with their local SuperValu or Centra store this weekend,” Martin Kelleher, Managing Director SuperValu and Centra, added.

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