Tesco colleagues and customers raised over €130,000 for Temple Street’s Great Irish Bake, last Friday 7 April, according to a statement it issued today (11 April.)
Participants supported the event throughout 148 Tesco stores nationwide through baking, buying, eating and selling 'an abundance of culinary creations to help raise some much-needed dough for the children’s hospital.'
Christine Heffernan Corporate Affairs Director Tesco Ireland said: “We are really proud to have supported the Great Irish Bake and are amazed by the level of support, not to mention the culinary talent that we saw across the country – It really shows what can be achieved when people pull together for a great cause. What a fantastic result for an invaluable service provided by Temple Street.”
Reportedly, most of the funds raised will be used to support the cost of constructing an Ultrasound System as well as equipment for the Ear, Nose and Throat Department.
Denise Fitzgerald, CEO of Temple Street Fundraising said: “Temple Street has some of the best doctors and nurses in the world but without specialist facilities and equipment it is simply not enough. The effort put in by Tesco colleagues across the country was amazing and will really make a difference. All their hard work will help us purchase vital equipment such as a new state of the art Ultrasound System which is vital for putting IV lines in infants and premature babies safely.
“We are also able to purchase new equipment for the Ear, Nose and Throat Department which will ensure that we can open a second examination room and this will greatly reduce waiting times for our patients. On behalf of all the patients in Temple Street I would like to say a huge thank the customers and Tesco colleagues who helped make the event such a huge success.”
Since Tesco partnered with the childrens' charity three years ago it has raised €2.5million.
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