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Tesco’s Great Irish Bake raises €112,000 in stores across Ireland in aid of Temple Street

Tesco thanks colleagues and customers nationwide for taking part in fundraiser for Temple Street

On Friday, 20th April, Tesco’s 150 stores nationwide raised €112,000 in just one day alone for Temple Street Children’s University Hospital. Tesco colleagues nationwide come together once a year to host the Great Irish Bake to raise funds for their national charity partner Temple Street. This year, the funds raised will help Temple Street purchase specialised Speech and Language equipment, used in the treatment of children with cleft palette.

Customers were invited to pop in-store and indulge in a sweet treat or two, prepared by the dedicated Tesco staff, while raising vital funds for the little heroes of Temple Street.

Tesco Ireland, has fundraised over €3million for the hospital to date, helping it buy much needed life-saving equipment. Recently extending its partnership with Temple Street, Tesco employees across the country are aiming to raise €5 million in 5 years, before the end of 2019.

Christine Heffernan, Corporate Affairs Director at Tesco Ireland, said, “It’s fantastic to see another successful year of the Great Irish Bake, raising vital funds for our charity partner Temple Street is so important to us. I would like to thank all Tesco colleagues and customers nationwide who remain committed to this cause year on year. After completing its fourth year, the Great Irish Bake for Temple Street is a fundraiser that can only get better and better.”

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 they can be treated in. 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.