Five stars: Tesco raises €5m for Temple Street Children’s Hospital

Tesco CEO Kari Daniels with Denise Fitzgerald, CEO of Temple Street, celebrating their charity milestone

Since joining forces with Temple Street Children's Hospital in 2014, Tesco Ireland has raised a massive €5m for the vital services the hospital provides for sick children and their families. The announcement was made as Tesco pledged another year ot the partnership, setting a fundraising target of another €1m.

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17 February 2020 | 0

Tesco Ireland has reached a monumental fundraising milestone, having raised €5m over the course of its five-year partnership with CHI at Temple Street. Throughout the course of this partnership, the funds raised have helped the hospital to buy over 270 pieces of vital medical equipment for patients including ultrasound scanners, patient monitors and respiratory equipment.

Tesco Ireland first appointed Temple Street as its Charity Partner in 2014, following a selection process guided by Tesco colleagues nationwide. Since then, the initiative has grown to become one of the largest fundraising achievements in the private sector in Ireland.

In one day alone in April 2016, Tesco colleagues and customers raised over €155,000 through “the Great Irish Bake” initiative

The partnership has been extended for another year, with Tesco setting a fundraising target of an additional €1m for Temple Street.

Some of the initiatives that have been rollled out over the course of Tesco Ireland’s Temple Street fundraising have been the Great Irish Bake for Temple Street, in-store face-painting and activity days as well as Halloween parties in aid of Trick or Treat for Temple Street.  The fundraising initiatives are fully colleague led and customer supported.

Speaking about the fundraising milestone, Tesco Ireland CEO Kari Daniels said the Tesco Ireland Charity Partner Programme has inspired and motived Tesco staff and customers alike. “We are delighted to extend our partnership once again,” said Daniels, “and continue to raise funds that will go towards providing life-saving equipment for children across Ireland.

“We are firm believers that every little help makes a big difference,” the Tesco CEO continued, “and our colleague-led fundraising is living proof of this. I want to thank our colleagues and customers who have been so supportive of our efforts and I want to heartily commend the dedication of every single member of the Temple Street team for the steadfast work they do every day to look after sick children with pride, skill and compassion.”

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