6 March, 2015


David Dimovski from Aldi presenting a cheque to Donna Lewington from Barnardos Disability Vacation Program.

An almost $200,000 donation from a supermarket giant is set to make an impac on the live of local kids with disabilities and their families.

The sale of Aldi Australia's annual charity cards and CDs across the country last Christmas has raised more than $190,000 for Barnardos Australia, a child protection charity.

In celebration of the initiative's record results, Aldi Australia visited Barnardos Children's Family Centre in Penrith to present the donation.

A portion of the funding will be allocated to the local centre to support local initiative, like the Disability Support Program.

"We are overwhelmed by the support shown by Aldi and their customers for Barnardos, and with the amazing amount raised we can continue to support vulnerable children and their families in the local area," said Carol Lockley, Senior Manager, Barnardos Australia.

The local centre provides activities for local children and their families on weekends and during school holidays, including outings like picnics, movies and swimming.

(This article was first published in the Western Weekender Penrith.)