‘Community Store of the Year’ is in Doneraile
ROCHE’S Londis Doneraile was recently awarded the Community Store of the Year at this year’s Ireland’s Forecourt and Convenience Retailer Awards.
The event took place at the Clayton Hotel on Burlington Road, Dublin. Now in their 16th year Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer Awards celebrated the finest retailers from across the island. It is seen as a pivotal event for the Irish retail industry, acting as a benchmark of excellence for the sector and a key driver of innovation.
Owner of Roche’s Londis Doneraile, John Roche, said: “This is a fantastic award, not just for us, but for the locality. Our store is a rural shop, so we work hard to support all the local teams, charities and events in the area.There is a huge amount of community spirit in our store, where customers come in for a chat. We’re the third generation to run this store, and the fourth generation is on its way, so we’re delighted to have won recognition for the store and the contribution it has made to local life.”
Roche’s Londis Doneraile is involved in fundraising activities for many local organisations such as Doneraile Active Retirement Group, Scouts, GAA, The St Vincent De Paul and Tidy Towns.
They have also carried out fantastic work raising money for Pieta House both locally and nationally, and were instrumental in setting up and taking part in the Londis Climb for Joy event earlier this year that raised over €100,000 for the charity. They already have plans for a Londis Cycle for Joy event for 2018 with a target of €150,000 in the pipeline.
Community Store of the Year, Roche’s Londis Doneraile: Pictured are Majella and John Roche with sponsor, Ronan Neary of the National Lottery.