Applegreen UK announce Dreams Come True as their Charity Partner 2014

Petrogas launch the Applegreen Charitable Fund in the UK in support of Dreams Come True

Petrogas charity launch

Petrogas charity pertnership sign

Petrogas Global Ltd., trading as Applegreen, with petrol stations throughout the UK, in the US and Ireland's largest independent forecourt retailer, announce today their first UK charity partnership with Dreams Come True, the national children's charity, helping to provide dreams to terminally and seriously ill children, for 2014. Petrogas Global currently has 43 petrol stations in the UK throughout the south of the country with the plan to see this number double by the end of the 2014.

This partnership sees the launch of the Applegreen Charitable Fund to Petrogas' UK operation. The Charitable Fund was founded in 2009 in Ireland and has seen partnerships with GOAL, LauraLynn, Console and The Jack & Jill Foundation. The most recent announced in the Irish partnership was Our Lady's Children's Hospital Crumlin and Anam Cara. To date the fund has raised over £561,329 (over €681,500) for all charity partners.

Through the Applegreen Charitable Fund, Dreams Come True will benefit from every shop and fuel or shop-only purchase made in any of their Applegreen UK Stores. 1p of that transaction will automatically be donated to Dreams Come True during 2014. To accompany this there will be Collection Boxes at every Petrogas UK site supporting Dreams Come True and local events will be held throughout the year encouraging all the staff and local customers to participate to raise much needed funds for the charity.

Michael O'Loughlin, UK Director for Petrogas Global Ltd. said "We are delighted to announce our 2014 Charity Partners to be 'Dreams Come True'. We felt they were a very well deserving charity with ongoing commitment to improving and introducing some much needed happiness and joy into the lives of terminally and seriously ill children and their families. Our Applegreen Charitable Fund is unique that you do not need to remember to donate, we automatically donate 1p for every shop & fuel and shop only transaction to Dreams Come True, you buy with us, we give for you!"

Peter Newman, Chef Executive for Dreams Come True said, "Dreams Come True is thrilled and delighted to be chosen by Petrogras as their first UK charity partner. We are proud to be associated with such a commercially successful and socially progressive company and look forward to working with them and their employees across the UK in making this a truly exciting partnership which fulfils the dreams of many terminally and seriously ill children and young people."

About Applegreen

Petrogas Global Ltd. T/A Applegreen is a private Irish Company and is Ireland's largest independent forecourt retailer with over 117 sites trading in the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, and the US. It currently employs over 1,700 people and continues to grow rapidly since the brand was established in 2004. For more information on Applegreen visit www.applegreen.ie

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Author: Sue

Date: 13/05/2014

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