Tesco Ireland Raises €5 Million in 5 Years For Temple Street

In a monumental fundraising milestone, Tesco Ireland has confirmed that it has raised €5 million over its five-year partnership with CHI at Temple Street.

In the course of five years, Tesco Ireland and its 13,000 colleagues have been involved in fantastic fundraising initiatives including the Great Irish Bake for Temple Street and Trick or Treat for Temple Street. Additionally, dedicated Tesco colleagues have donated over 70,000 hours of their time fundraising for the hospital.

The money raised by these initiatives has helped Temple Street to buy over 250 pieces of much-needed medical equipment, including patient monitors, ultrasound scanners and respiratory equipment.

Tesco Ireland first chose Temple Street as its Charity Partner in 2014 and it has since grown to become one of the largest fundraising achievements in the private sector in Ireland.

Now, Tesco Ireland has announced that they are extended this successful partnership for another year and with the aim of raising an additional €1 million for the hospital.

Kari Daniels, Chief Executive, Tesco Ireland said:

“Over the past five years, the Tesco Ireland Charity Partner Programme has inspired and motived our colleagues and customers to pool our strengths and passion in support of a cause that is close to all of our hearts. We’re delighted to extend our partnership once again and continue to raise funds that will go towards providing life-saving equipment for children across Ireland.

She continued:

We’re firm believers that every little help makes a big difference, and our colleague lead 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. We have big plans for our work with the hospital for 2020 and look forward to bringing those to life this year.”

Denise Fitzgerald, Chief Executive, Temple Street Foundation has said:

“We are truly honoured that Tesco is extending our charity partnership for another year and I want to congratulate everyone involved on reaching such a momentous fundraising milestone. As a direct result of their support over the past five years, funds have been invested where they are needed most right across the hospital, directly benefitting sick children and their families who depend on Temple Street to provide the urgent care they need.  Put simply, these funds have helped to save lives and for that we commend Tesco colleagues for their dedication and Tesco customers or their loyalty and generosity.”

“Each year Temple Street treats over 147,000 children from across the country. For thousands of children who need specialised care, Temple Street is the only hospital in which they can be treated. Through this Tesco charity partner programme, Tesco colleagues and customers have helped children from all over Ireland get better and be real life heroes”.

We at FFHQ are blown away by Tesco Ireland's efforts and commend them for their hard work in helping such an important cause.


Sophie Gavin

Sophie is the Junior Content Executive at Family Friendly HQ.

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