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Tesco’s Great Irish Bake raises over €110,000 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, 5th April, Tesco stores throughout Ireland raised a total of just over €110,000 in aid of Temple Street in just one day of activity. Tesco colleagues nationwide come together annually to host the Great Irish Bake for Temple Street to raise funds for their national charity partner. This year, the funds raised will help Temple Street purchase specialised Ophthalmology YAG Laser which is used to improve a patient’s vision after cataract surgery.

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.

To date Tesco Ireland has fundraised over €4.3million for the hospital to date, helping it buy much needed life-saving equipment. Recently extending its partnership with Temple Street, Tesco colleagues across the country are aiming to raise €5 million in 5 years, before the end of 2019.

Geraldine Casey, Director, Tesco Ireland, said, “We are thrilled to have completed another successful year of the Great Irish Bake for Temple Street. Raising vital funds for our charity partner Temple Street is so important to everyone at Tesco Ireland and I would like to thank all Tesco colleagues and our customers nationwide who have donated to this worthy cause every year.”

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 sick kids from all over Ireland get better and be real life heroes to children attending the hospital.