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Tesco Ireland Raises €102,000 For Temple Street

By Steve Wynne-Jones
Tesco Ireland Raises €102,000 For Temple Street

Tesco Ireland stores throughout the country raised €102,000 Temple Street Foundation's Trick or Treat over the bank holiday weekend.

At the front of each 151 stores, the employees were dressed up in costumes, hosting Halloween parties with cake sales, face-painting and balloons.

With the raised funds, the company's stores is supposed to purchase a new Ultrasound machine for Neurosurgery, which enables getting real-time views of the brain anatomy and thereby facilitating the removal of brain tumours and accurate placement of devices and shunts.

"The funds you have raised will be put to work where they are needed most to transform lives for the better," said Denise Fitzgerald, chief executive, Temple Street Foundation.

"From all of us here in Temple Street, thank you so much for supporting Temple Street and being a vital part of the extraordinary circle of care that surrounds each sick child in our hospital”.

The Charity Partner

Temple Street has been Tesco Ireland’s charity partner since October 2014 and to date Tesco Ireland has raised €3.6 million in aid of the foundation.

"It really shows what can be achieved when people pull together for a great cause. What a fantastic result for the little heroes of Temple Street,” added Aoife Donohoe, head of corporate affairs, Tesco Ireland.

Every 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 and it's the only hospital in Ireland that offers them treatment.

© 2018 Checkout – your source for the latest Irish retail news. Article by Maria Cabecos. Click subscribe to sign up for the Checkout print edition. 

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