Tesco Ireland Stores Raise A Fangtastic €128,388 as Part Of Trick Or Treat For Temple Street

Tesco Ireland stores across the country raised a fangtastic €128,388 as part of Trick or Treat for Temple Street over the bank holiday weekend. In all 151 stores, Tesco colleagues dressed up in a variety of costumes while they hosted Halloween parties with cake sales, face-painting, balloons and much more.

This year, Tesco Ireland set a challenging fundraising target of €100,000 for its Trick or Treat for Temple Street events, and thanks to the generosity of its colleagues and customers, surpassed the target, raising a total of €128,388. All of these vital funds raised will go toward purchasing new paediatric scopes; life-saving equipment needed for Temple Street to ensure that each child receives the best care possible.

Geraldine Casey, Director, Tesco commented “We are extremely proud of the incredible support shown by both colleagues and customers at this year’s Trick or Treat for Temple Street events. It’s amazing to see what is possible when people work together for such an important cause. To have surpassed our challenging fundraising target of €100,000 and raise a total of €128,388 is testament to the generosity of our colleagues and customers and will have a life changing effect on the little heroes of Temple Street.”

Denise Fitzgerald, Chief Executive, Temple Street Foundation says, "We are quite simply blown away by the phenomenal funds that our wonderful friends in Tesco have raised over the October bank holiday weekend at their Trick or Treat for Temple Street parties in-stores. The kindness, enthusiasm and love shown by Tesco colleagues and customers alike is so inspiring to us here in the hospital.  You are such a vital part of our amazing circle of care and from all of us in Temple Street - thank you and Happy Halloween!"

Each year Temple Street treats over 150,000 children from across the country and for thousands of children, Temple Street is the only hospital in Ireland in which they can be treated. Temple Street has been Tesco Ireland’s charity partner since October 2014 and to-date Tesco Ireland has raised €4.7 million in aid of the little heroes of Temple Street.