Tesco customers raise €214,565 for ‘Trick or Treat for Temple Street’

Eleanor O’Keefe and Susan O’Flaherty, colleagues from Tesco Ballincollig, pictured at the annual ‘Trick or Treat for Temple Street’ celebration in store on Saturday, 31st October

100% of the funds raised will go towards a new CT scanner for CHI at Temple Street costing €1.2 million

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Tesco Ireland stores across the country raised an ‘AHHHHsome’ €214,565 as part of Trick or Treat for Temple Street which ran from 26 October – 1 November. Tesco colleagues throughout the country dressed up to keep spirits high for shoppers and to encourage support for the annual Trick or Treat for Temple Street fundraiser.

Customers who donated €1 in a Tesco store, or through grocery home shopping over the seven days, raised this amazing amount, and 100% of their donation goes to Temple Street.

Tesco customers would normally see face-painting, cake sales and more on this week every year, but due to the pandemic, it looked a little different this year. Tesco colleagues were still eager to dress up and get involved to put smiles on customers faces and help raise funds that will go towards purchasing a new CT scanner for the hospital.

“We are very proud to have supported Trick or Treat for Temple Street for the fourth year,” said Rosemary Garth, communications director, Tesco Ireland. “As always, we are amazed by the level of support from our colleagues and customers alike, I want to say thank you for your dedication in supporting the little heroes in the children’s hospital. This is another fantastic result for CHI at Temple Street on the journey towards the new CT scanner.”

Denise Fitzgerald, chief executive of Temple Street Foundation, which is part of the Children’s Health Foundation family, praised the “amazing effort” put in by Tesco colleagues across the country.

“All their hard work will go towards helping secure the funds for the new CT scanner, which is badly needed in the hospital,” Fitzgerald said. “On behalf of all the patients at CHI in Temple Street, I would like to say a huge thank the customers and Tesco colleagues who helped make the event such a huge success.”

Each year CHI at Temple Street treats over 145,000 children from across the country and operates the busiest A&E department in Europe. For thousands of children, CHI at Temple Street is the only hospital in Ireland in which they can be treated.

 

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