Tesco is calling on shoppers across Ireland to support this year's ‘Great Irish Bake’ fundraiser for Temple Street Children's Hospital.
Customers visiting the retailer's stores between Monday, 17th May and Sunday, 23rd May can support the initiative by donating €1 at the till or at the checkout online, with 100% of the funds raised going to Children’s Health Foundation Temple Street.
Since the partnership began in 2014, Tesco colleagues and customers across Ireland have helped to raise over €6million through various fundraisers, helping to purchase much-needed equipment for the hospital’s theatres, wards, laboratories and intensive care units.
This year, the retailer has set a fundraising target of €150,000 to be raised throughout the Great Irish Bake week.
Rosemary Garth, communications director, Tesco Ireland, commented on the fundraiser, saying, “The Great Irish Bake for Children’s Health Foundation Temple Street is a fundraiser that we continue to be hugely passionate about which is why at Tesco, we have made it easier than ever for our colleagues and customers to get involved and support it in any way they can."
"While we cannot host the Great Irish Bake sale in our stores at the moment, colleagues and customers can still donate €1 at the till or online checkout to raise vital funds to support CHI at Temple Street,” he added.
As well as donating in store and online, shoppers at Tesco can support the fundraiser by purchasing a pack of adult or children’s F&F face coverings.
Tesco has pledged to donate all profits from F&F branded face coverings to Children’s Health Foundation Temple Street, with over €94,000 already donated since August 2020.
Other initiatives as part of the fundraiser include promotions along the baking aisle between Tuesday 18 and Sunday 23 May, both in store and online, with baking essentials like Gem Caster Sugar, Gem Icing Sugar and Gem Gourmet Raisins all available at reduced prices.
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