Tesco has announced that its ‘Lemonade & Lollipops’ event, held August 8, raised over €80,000 in just six hours for Temple Street Children’s University Hospital.
All 149 stores across the country took part in the fundraiser, which invited customers to enjoy a cup of lemonade and a lollipop in their local Tesco in return for a donation to the hospital.
The funds raised will be put towards the cost of medical equipment, which will be of benefit in cleft palate and speech operations.
The ‘Lemonade & Lollipops’ event also brings Tesco’s fundraising total for Temple Street, its Charity Partner of the Year, to over €900,000 since October 2014.
CEO of the Temple Street Foundation, Denise Fitzgerald thanked both Tesco staff and customers, adding, “The support we are receiving from Tesco colleagues and customers is amazing and is a lifeline for so many of our little patients.
“Thanks to the success of Lemonade & Lollipops we will be able to buy a state of the art microscope for our Cleft Lip and Palate team, significantly aiding some of the 7,000 surgeries we perform each year in Temple Street.”
The charity partnership has focused on purchasing essential medical equipment, helping Temple Street to pay for €50,000 worth of respiratory equipment for the neonatal ward, six patient monitors for theatre recovery worth over €120,000, and four anaesthetic patient monitors for intensive care costing over €100,000.
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