The Tesco Ireland Charity Partner Programme gives colleagues and customers the chance to support a cause that is close to their hearts. The Charity Partner Programme started in 2001 and, to date, through the generosity and fundraising of Tesco colleagues, customers and their local communities, Tesco Ireland has raised over €19m for good causes and charities in Ireland.
In October 2014, Temple Street Children’s Hospital was chosen as a new Charity Partner, following a selection process guided by Tesco colleagues nationwide. Since then, over five years of the partnership, Tesco Ireland colleagues have helped raise €5m for the hospital - making it one of the largest fundraising achievements in the private sector in Ireland.
The charity partnership sees the funds raised by Tesco colleagues, customers and Temple Street supporters used specifically to help the children’s hospital to purchase life-saving medical equipment for its patients. Throughout the course of the partnership to date, the funds raised have helped the hospital to buy over 270 pieces of vital equipment for patients, including ultrasound scanners, patient monitors and respiratory equipment.