The Tesco Ireland Charity Partner Programme gives our colleagues and customers the chance to pool their strengths and support a cause that is close to their hearts. We started our Charity Partner Programme in 2001 and, to date, through the generosity and fundraising of Tesco colleagues, customers and their local communities, Tesco Ireland has raised over €19 million for good causes and charities in Ireland.
In October 2014, we chose Temple Street Children’s Hospital as our new Charity Partner, following a selection process guided by Tesco colleagues nationwide. Since then, over five years of the partnership, our colleagues have helped raise €5 million for the hospital - making it one of the largest fundraising achievements in the private sector in Ireland.
The charity partnership sees the funds raised by Tesco colleagues, customers and Temple Street supporters used specifically to help the children’s hospital to purchase life-saving medical equipment for its patients. Throughout the course of the partnership to date, the funds raised have helped the hospital to buy over 270 pieces of vital equipment for patients, including ultrasound scanners, patient monitors and respiratory equipment.
In February 2020, we announced that we are extending our partnership with the hospital for one further year, with the aim of raising an additional €1 million to continue our ambition of purchasing much-needed equipment to aid the treatment of sick children.
Raised for Temple Street Children's University Hospital in five years
raised by Tesco colleagues in one day through the Great Irish Bake in April 2016!
hours spent by colleagues fundraising for Temple Street
We raised €2 million for our last charity partner Aware to help fund services for individuals, families and communities impacted by depression in Ireland.Our fundraising was transformative for Aware, enabling them to offer free education and support programmes to thousands of adults across the country and a free positive mental health programme to secondary school students in every county.
Other charities we have supported include the Irish Cancer Society, the Alzheimer Society of Ireland, Down Syndrome Society, Childline, Irish Hospice, MS Ireland, Temple Street Children’s Hospital, Make A Wish Foundation.