The Open Door scoops Lidl’s help

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Lidl Northern Ireland has announced the 33 winning community groups that will benefit from the company’s exciting Community Works campaign.

Launched to find projects in need of funding and a helping hand, The Open Door in Ballymoney was one of the local groups named.

The Lidl Community Crew will visit the Ballymoney drop-in centre over the next six months helping to deliver fundraising events, presenting food demonstrations and delivering goodie bags, to help sustain the fantastic work of each project in their local area.

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Conor Boyle, Regional Director at Lidl Northern Ireland was encouraged by the number of entries, “We received over 4000 nominations, a record for the campaign which is now in its third year; proving that there are still so many groups in need of support and we’re delighted to step in and continue to help where we can.”

To mark 2016 being the Northern Ireland Year of Food & Drink and to celebrate the wide range of excellent local producers Lidl works with, food will be the central focus at each of the events whether it’s a BBQ, luncheon or afternoon tea.

Chef Ambassador, Ian Orr, will be making an appearance at various events, “We’re very proud of our excellent local produce and food occasions often bring people together, so it’s only natural that we place food and communities at the heart of this campaign.”

As well as visiting the 33 winning groups, the Community Crew will also be out on the road popping up at events, local Lidl stores and visiting runner-up groups with surprise treats and goodies.

In its three years, Lidl Community Works has already reached out to more than 600 community groups across the province, investing thousands of pounds to date.

To find out more about Lidl Community Works, visit www.lidl-ni.co.uk