Tesco Trick or Treat Fundraiser: A Huge Success
Tesco Ireland stores across the country raised an AHHHHsome €214,565 as part of Trick or Treat for Temple Street which ran from 26th October – 1st November.
Tesco colleagues throughout the country dressed up to keep spirits high for shoppers and to encourage support for the annual Trick or Treat for Temple Street fundraiser.
Tesco customers would normally see face-painting, cake sales and more on this week every year, but due to the pandemic, it looked a little different this year. Tesco Ireland started its Charity Partner Programme in 2001 and, to date, through the generosity and fundraising of Tesco colleagues, customers and their local communities, has raised over €20 million for good causes and charities in Ireland.
Customers who donated €1 in a Tesco store, or through this grocery home shopping over the seven days raised this amazing amount, and 100% of their donation goes to Temple Street. The team and staff at Tesco were still eager to dress up and get involved to put smiles on customers faces and help raise funds.
“We are very proud to have supported Trick or Treat for Temple Street for the fourth year,” shares Rosemary Garth, Communications Director of Tesco Ireland. “As always, we are amazed by the level of support from our colleagues and customers alike, I want to say thank you for your dedication in supporting the little heroes in the children’s hospital. This is another fantastic result for CHI at Temple Street on the journey towards the new CT scanner.”
Denise Fitzgerald, Chief Executive of Temple Street Foundation, which is part of the Children’s Health Foundation family said: “The effort put in by Tesco colleagues across the country was amazing and will really make a difference. All their hard work will go towards helping secure the funds for the new CT scanner, which is badly needed in the hospital. On behalf of all the patients at CHI 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.”
Each year CHI at Temple Street treats over 145,000 children from across the country and operates the busiest A&E department in Europe. For thousands of children, CHI at Temple Street is the only hospital in Ireland in which they can be treated. Through the charity partner programme, Tesco colleagues and customers can help little people from all over Ireland get better and be real-life heroes to children attending the hospital.
A huge well done to everyone who involved and to everyone who donated!c