Great Irish Bake raises over €110,000
8 May 2019
At Tesco, we continue to support the local causes that our colleagues and customers care about. We’re proud to be part of thousands of communities and by supporting local events, we can help make a positive impact.
This spring, our colleagues in Tesco Ireland raised just over €110,000 in aid of their chosen national charity partner, Temple Street Children’s University Hospital. Stores throughout Ireland come together annually to host the Great Irish Bake for Temple Street and this year the funds raised will help them purchase a specialised Ophthalmology YAG Laser, used to improve a patient’s vision after cataract surgery.
Held on 5 April, customers were invited into store to indulge in a sweet treat or two – all prepared by our dedicated colleagues to raise vital funds for Temple Street.
To date, our stores in Ireland have fundraised over €4.3million for the hospital, helping it buy much needed life-saving equipment. Colleagues across the country are now aiming to raise €5 million in five years, before the end of 2019.
Director of Tesco Ireland Geraldine Casey said:
“We’re thrilled to have completed another successful year of the Great Irish Bake for Temple Street. Raising vital funds for our charity partner is so important to everyone at Tesco Ireland and I would like to thank all Tesco colleagues and customers nationwide who have donated to this worthy cause every year.”
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