01 Dec 2015

Maxol’s Cork Retailers raise over €2,000 for Make-A-Wish

The Maxol staff and customers in Clonakilty and Carrigaline have been working hard all this month to raise vital funds for Maxol’s sponsored charity Make-A-Wish.

Maxol staff and customers both helped make a difference by collecting generous donations in the forecourt and selling tickets to be in for a chance to win a hamper bursting with goodies.

In addition, all sales made on Maxol’s coffee were added to the Make-A-Wish collection pot and a ‘€5.00 carwash day’ topped it all off, where all donations went to Make-A-Wish.

In total, everybody that was involved helped raise over €2,000 for the charity.

Speaking about the fundraising events Shane Cantillon, licensee at Maxol Clonakilty and Carrigaline said, “I want to thank each and every person who generously gave up their time and kindly donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Throughout the course of these events, I felt a great sense of community spirit. These amazing results wouldn’t have been possible without our brilliant Maxol staff and loyal customers”.

Susan O’Dwyer, Chief Executive, Make-A-Wish commented, “ As we receive no government funding, we rely entirely on the kindness of the public and companies such as Maxol. With Maxol’s help this year, we have continued, and will continue to make a difference in the lives of medically ill children”.


For further information please contact:

Fiona Thornton – Prior Communications

Elizabeth Fearns – Prior Communications

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Notes to Editor:


About Make A Wish Ireland

Make A Wish Ireland has one simple aim - to grant the wishes of children aged between 3 and 17 years living with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.A wish granted is true magic for the child, providing respite from their normal routines of hospitals, doctors and treatment.


About The Maxol Group

  • The Maxol Group was established in 1920 by William McMullan.  The 4th generation of the family are Company Directors.
  • Maxol makes a significant contribution to the economy on both sides of the border and marketsa comprehensive range of oil and petroleum products to all sectors of the Irish Market, through their Retail, Commercial, Home Heat and Lubricants divisions.
  • The Maxol Group had an annual turnover of around €650m in 2013. 
  • The company employs directly and indirectly more than 1,000 people across the island of Ireland.
  • Maxol has been investing and expanding in recent years and currently has a network of 230 service stations, of which 102 are company owned.
  • Maxol is currently rolling out a vibrant new image as part of its expansion plans. 
  • The new food brand Moreish – Fresh Food by Maxol was launched in 2014 and is currently in 20 Maxol service stations and growing.  It won ‘Best Oil Company Initiative’ at Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Awards 2015.
  • In 2012 Maxol was voted Retailer of the Year by UTV Business Eye Awards in Northern Ireland.
  • In 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 Maxol was voted the most reputable oil company in Ireland by Corporate Reputations independent survey.
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