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Win a signed IRFU Cookbook and €100 Aldi voucher!

With plans to raise €1 million by the end of 2022, Aldi and the IRFU are delighted to announce the exciting launch of their very first cookbook, ‘Home’, with all profits going towards Barnardos, one of Aldi’s official charity partners.

You can pick up your copy in Aldi stores now, or be in with a chance to win one of five signed copies along with a €100 Aldi voucher!

Simply donate at least €5 via the link below between Friday 10th September 7am and Monday 13th September 7pm to be in with a chance to win! Don’t forget to put the word ‘cookbook’ on your entry so we know you want to win.

*Terms and conditions apply.

  • *Cookbook Terms and Conditions:

    • Only one entry per person with a minimum donation of €5 to be entered (but please feel free to give as much as you can)

    • Entries will open at Friday 10 September 7am and close Monday 13 September 7pm. The winners will be notified by lunchtime on Wednesday 15 September. By donating outside of the competition hours, your donation will still be processed but your entry will not be included in this raffle.

    • To enter - you must provide an email address and phone number to be entered in the raffle. Winners will be alerted by phone and the cookbook and Aldi voucher will be posted to their given address.

    Don’t forget to include ‘cookbook’ on your donation entry so we know you’re entering the competition!

We are delighted to announce that this year Barnardos is going Back to School with Aldi!

As part of our partnership, we plan to raise funds to support Ireland’s most vulnerable children – and you can help!

The last year has been hard on us all, but for children already living in vulnerable situations, it has been devastating. We are worried about the long-term effects of missing school, or having limited access to remote learning have had and the high levels of childhood anxiety we’ve been seeing, all caused by the pandemic. But we’re here to support as many vulnerable children as we can. And you can help!

Donate now

Or you can Text KIDS to 50300 to donate €4 to help us support education supports for a vulnerable child this September! 100% of your donation goes to Barnardos across most network operators. Some operators may apply VAT which means a minimum of €3.60 goes to Barnardos. Provider: Like Charity. Helpline 0766805278


From 30th July get creative and colour in this picture to be in with a chance to win a €1,000 arts bursary for your school or crèche. *(T&Cs below)

Click Here to Download or pick up a Colouring Competition entry in your local Aldi store. Don’t forget you can pick up your colouring pencils in stores nationwide, with the proceeds going to Barnardos too! 

  • *Colouring Competition Terms and Conditions

    The colouring competition is open children aged 4-12 years old, with 3 age categories (4-7 , 8-11 and 12-16).
    You must complete the colouring competition drawing and submit your entry by Thursday 30th September 2021 to Barnardos, Christchurch Square, Dublin 8.

    Entries must be submitted by a parent, guardian or teacher over 18 years of age and should include the child’s name, age and contact info of the parent/ guardian/ teacher.

    By entering the competition, we assume we can share the finished drawing, name and age of the child across Barnardos and Aldi channels in relation to this competition. Your contact info will only be used to alert the competition winners.

    A panel of judges from Barnardos will select one winner in each age category to win an arts bursary in the form of an Aldi voucher for their school or crèche.
    Prizes cannot be kept by the individual winner, they must be used for school arts supplies.

    Barnardos is a registered charity – RCN : 20010027.

Siobhan Greene, Director of Children’s Services for Barnardos commented: “During the last year, with the Covid-19 crisis, we have been supporting families in an immediate and practical manner, with a focus on safety planning, parenting support and education. We also offered a lot of support regarding understanding and managing the emotional impact and anxiety created by the crisis on both parents and children. As part of the practical things we did last year, we distributed over 6,300 education and activity packs to support children in their wellbeing and development while schools were closed. We are sadly seeing the immediate effects of school closures and know there will be long term impacts for many children. We are working hard at the moment to ensure the vulnerable children we work are ready to go back to and stay in school. Every euro donated will help Barnardos support those in need.”