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Tesco Ireland stores to host Festive Fun Days across 1st & 2nd December to raise funds for Temple Street

Tesco Ireland aiming to reach over €4 million raised in 4 years for the little heroes of Temple Street

Tesco stores across the country will be bringing a little festive cheer to their customers and colleagues by hosting Festive Fun Days over the weekend of Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd December which will include cake sales, face painting and much more in aid of charity partner, Temple Street Children’s University Hospital.

Tesco’s Festive Fun Days will involve a wide range of fun filled activities for all the family including a Treasure Hunt on 1st December in Tesco New Ross, a Teddy Bears Picnic in Tesco Liffey Valley on Saturday as well as cake sales, face painting and much more in stores all across the country.

Since 2014,  with the support of its colleagues and customers Tesco Ireland has raised €3.9 million for Temple Street. By hosting these Festive Fun Days in stores, Tesco is aiming to reach over €4 million raised in 4 years for the little heroes of Temple Street.

Speaking on behalf of Tesco Ireland, People & IT Director, Geraldine Casey, said: “We are so proud to have raised €3.9 million and counting for Temple Street to date. We hope that our Festive Fun Days national fundraiser will help us achieve €4million raised in 4 years, which has been used to purchase life-saving medical equipment to support the hospitals amazing patients, parents and medical teams.”

Speaking on behalf of Temple Street Foundation, Chief Executive, Denise Fitzgerald, added: “The festive season has arrived and Tesco are pulling out all the stops this coming weekend for Temple Street. Thank you so much to Tesco staff and customers for their on-going support of our hospital, which continues to have a transformative impact on sick children and their families every minute of every day. It couldn’t be easier to get involved this festive season and help Temple Street by supporting Tesco’s fantastic Festive Fun Days in-stores.”

Each year Temple Street Children’s University Hospital treats over 145,000 children from across the country and operates the busiest A&E department in Europe. For thousands of children, Temple Street is the only hospital in Ireland in which they can be treated. Through the charity partner programme, Tesco colleagues and customers can help little people from all over Ireland get better and be real life heroes to children attending the hospital.