Tesco Ireland raises €102,000 for Temple Street
Tesco staff across Ireland contributed their time and effort for the retailer's annual Trick or Treat for Temple Street initiative, which raised more than €100,000 to purchase much-needed diagnostic equipment that can help save children's lives at the hospital.
6 November 2018 | 0
Tesco Ireland stores across the country raised a fangtastic €102,000 over the October bank holiday weekend, as part of the retailer’s annual Trick or Treat for Temple Street fundraising events. In all 151 Tesco stores, colleagues dressed in a variety of costumes to host Halloween parties at the front of each store with cake sales, face-painting, balloons and much more.
All funds raised will go towards purchasing a new ultrasound machine for neurosurgery, which is used during neurosurgical procedures to get real-time views of the brain anatomy and thereby facilitating the removal of brain tumours and accurate placement of devices and shunts.
Aoife Donohoe, head of corporate affairs, Tesco Ireland said the company is proud to support the initiative, and was amazed at the level of support it received. “It really shows what can be achieved when people pull together for a great cause,” Donohoe said. “What a fantastic result for the little heroes of Temple Street.”
Denise Fitzgerald, chief executive, Temple Street Foundation called the funds raised by Tesco colleagues and customers at this year’s Trick or Treat parties “phenomenal”.
“We are tremendously grateful to everyone who got involved in the Halloween fun in support of our patients and their families. The funds you have raised will be put to work where they are needed most to transform lives for the better.
“From all of us here in Temple Street,” Fitzgerald added, “thank you so much for supporting Temple Street and being a vital part of the extraordinary circle of care that surrounds each sick child in our hospital.”
Temple Street has been Tesco Ireland’s charity partner since October 2014 and to date Tesco Ireland has raised €3.6 million in aid of the little heroes of Temple Street.