Tesco stores in Wicklow raised a “fangtastic” €2,900 as part of Trick or Treat for Temple Street over the past bank holiday weekend.
Stores across the country raised a total of €102,000 as Tesco employees across all 149 stores dressed up in a variety of costumes. Many hosted Halloween parties at the front of stores with cake sales, face-painting, balloons and more.
All funds raised will go towards purchasing eight new Patient Monitors located in several critical care units across the hospital. These will support the staff of Temple Street in delivering the best possible care to patients.
Commending the efforts made by employees around the country and the figure raised, Denise Fitzgerald, CEO of Temple Street Fundraising said: “Their hard work will help us to buy vital new patient monitors that will be used around the clock by the doctors and nurses of Temple Street to watch over and treat sick children. On behalf of all the patients in Temple Street I would like to say a huge thank you to the customers and Tesco colleagues who helped make the event such a huge success.”
Christine Heffernan, Corporate Affairs Director at Tesco Ireland said: “We are really proud to have supported Trick or Treat for Temple Street and are amazed by the level of support from our colleagues and customers alike. It really shows what can be achieved when people pull together for a great cause.”
Temple Street has been Tesco Ireland’s charity partner since October 2014 and to date, Tesco has raised €2.9million in aid of the children’s hospital.
Each year Temple Street Children’s University Hospital treats over 145,000 children from across the country and operates the busiest A&E department in Europe. For many, Temple Street is the only hospital in Ireland in which they can be treated.