Lidl – Creating a Lidl bit of magic!

Lidl and Barretstown joined forces in 2013 with an aim to raise €1,000,000 in three years.


How we work together


More than 3,500 employees have been busy fundraising right across the country for Barretstown, headed by 140 Barretstown Buddies in every Lidl store in Ireland. Funds have been raised through a variety of exciting events such as store raffles, the annual trolley dash, toy appeals, superhero family days and staff undertaking a cross trainer marathon live in store.


Lidl customers have been very generous in supporting these events and the first companywide fundraising initiative in June 2013 “Bake Off for Barretstown” raised a staggering €135,000 alone.


For every €1 spent in Lidl’s fresh bakeries, 20 cent was donated directly to the charity.




Lidl’s support is helping to bring 100s of children and families to Barretstown, ensuring that as many children and families living with childhood illness can gain access to our life changing programme of Therapeutic Recreation, as possible.


To date a staggering €900,000 has been raised by Lidl staff and customers.