Every year the arrival of Grantstown Tomatoes is greeted by us and our customers with delight, however this year it also presented us with the opportunity to support humanitarian relief in Ukraine.
David Currid and his wife Miriam, owners of Grantstown Nurseries were eager to make a contribution to Ukrainian aid and approached us with the possibility of obtaining this years’ earliest tomatoes for the princely price tag of €1000, which would be wholly donated to the Irish Red Cross.
The plight of Ukraine is close to home for the team at Grantstown as the parents of their colleague Daria Vorza who has worked for the company for over 10 years, recently escaped the war and are now safe in Waterford.
As our Director, Kevin, noted; “Irish people are lucky to be able to grow, harvest and consume local food in Ireland today when the people of Ukraine are simply struggling to survive. This is a small contribution to help those affected get food, medicine, shelter and water”.
David Currid confirmed that Grantstown Nurseries will match the donation from Ardkeen bringing the total contribution to €2000.
Red Cross teams in Ukraine are working to repair vital infrastructure, support health facilities, and help families with life-saving food and hygiene items.
Photo: [l-r ] Kevin Jephson [Director] & Deirdre Elliott [Assistant Manager] Ardkeen Quality Food Store, Daria Vorza & David Currid [Owner] Grantstown Nurseries.