Tesco stores throughout Ireland raised a total of just over €110,000 in aid of Temple Street on Friday, 5 April, alone.
Customers were invited to come in-store to purchase from a range of sweets and cakes, handmade by the Tesco staff, with the proceeds going towards its charity partner.
This year, the funds raised will help Temple Street purchase specialised Ophthalmology YAG Laser which is used to improve a patient’s vision after cataract surgery.
To date Tesco Ireland has fundraised over €4.3million for the hospital, helping it buy much needed life-saving equipment.
The retailer recently extended its partnership with Temple Street, and are aiming to raise €5 million in 5 years, before the end of 2019.
“We are thrilled to have completed another successful year of the Great Irish Bake for Temple Street,” Geraldine Casey, People Director, Tesco Ireland, said.
“Raising vital funds for our charity partner Temple Street is so important to everyone at Tesco Ireland and I would like to thank all Tesco colleagues and our customers nationwide who have donated to this worthy cause every year.”
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