Tesco customers raise €170,000 during week-long fundraiser for Temple Street

Kari Daniels, CEO of Tesco Ireland

Highest fundraising total for a single activity during the five-year partnership achieved

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8 September 2020 | 0

Tesco Ireland was delighted to announce that in just one-week, customers and colleagues nationwide have raised €170,000 for CHI at Temple Street during a week-long fundraiser in stores. The money raised will go towards a new upgraded CT Scanner costing €1.2 million for the children’s hospital.

Customers who donated €1 in a Tesco store between 24 – 30 August, raised this impressive amount, as 100% of their donation goes to Temple Street. This is just the beginning of the fundraising journey for the CT Scanner, and there are many other ways to donate to Temple Street through Tesco, as demonstrated below:

  • Tesco’s Slievenamon Kids Water 10 pack (10x 250ml) is available to purchase in-store and online at Tesco.ie and 20c from each pack goes towards Temple Street.
  • From 16 September – 13 October, both Tesco Ireland and McVitie’s will donate 10c each to Temple Street from every pack of McVitie’s biscuits sold over the four weeks.
  • Tesco Clubcard customers can also donate their Clubcard Vouchers to Temple Street. Tesco will accept the donation of Clubcard vouchers and donate the face value of the vouchers to Temple Street. Visit. Tesco.ie/Clubcardboost and click on ‘Charities’ to learn more.

“While there is still an amount to be raised to reach the €1.2 million goal, we wanted to take this opportunity to thank all our customers who donated over the course of the week-long fundraiser,” said Kari Daniels, chief executive, Tesco Ireland.

“Your generosity is amazing, and it means Temple Street is one step closer to purchasing the much-needed CT Scanner,” Daniels added. “I also want to say a special thanks to our store colleagues across Ireland  for their continued support in helping the little heroes of Temple Street.”

In February this year, Tesco announced it had reached a monumental milestone having raised €5 million over the course of the five-year partnership with Temple Street. During the partnership, the funds raised helped the hospital to purchase over 270 pieces of vital medical equipment.

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