SPAR and Kellie Harrington Community Road Trip Sees €2,000 Boost to Cork Boxing Club
SPAR and Olympic gold medalist Kellie Harrington were in Cork on Friday, as part of a nationwide road trip to visit some of Ireland’s most deserving Community Groups thanks to the innovative SPAR Community Fund initiative.
As the chosen winners, the Turner’s Cross based Spartan Boxing Club with four other organisations spread across Connacht, Munster and Leinster each received €2,000 in funding bringing the total invested by SPAR in Community initiatives over the last six months to €20,000.
More than 1,200 groups from around the country applied for the second wave of funding provided by the SPAR Community Fund. Spartan Boxing Club, Cork was selected as one of the lucky winners for the outstanding work they’ve done over the last number of years as well as their ability to continue to make a positive and lasting impact on the local community.
Speaking about the SPAR Community Road Trip, brand ambassador Kellie Harrington said:
“It’s great to be here in Cork today and to meet all those involved with Spartan Boxing Club. This initiative means so much to me. Over the course of the last six months, I’ve worked with SPAR who have invested an amazing €20,000 in the most deserving organisations. With that kind of money, we are making a real difference to the lives of people who are in need of a little support or a leg up. What we’ve achieved over the last number of months feels like the start of something special.”
SPAR recently announced a three-year partnership with Kellie in November 2021 that will see SPAR support Kellie on her journey to Paris 2024.