Tesco Ireland raises €5 million in five years for Temple Street Children's Hospital
12 March 2020
As part of the Little Helps Plan, our priority is to continue to support the local causes that our colleagues and customers care about.
Tesco Ireland is proud to confirm it has reached a monumental fundraising milestone, having raised €5 million over the course of its five-year partnership with Children’s Health Ireland at Temple Street. Throughout the course of this partnership, the funds raised have helped the hospital to buy over 270 pieces of vital medical equipment for patients, including ultrasound scanners, patient monitors and respiratory equipment.
Tesco Ireland chose Temple Street as its Charity Partner in 2014 following a nationwide, colleague-led selection process. Since then the fundraising activity has grown to become one of the largest fundraising achievements in the private sector in Ireland.
Tesco has also announced a further extension to its partnership for one year, continuing with its ambition to raise an additional €1 million to buy much needed equipment to aid the treatment of ill children.
Over the past five years, Tesco Ireland and its 13,000 colleagues have rolled out a programme of fundraising initiatives that include the Great Irish Bake for Temple Street, in-store face-painting and activity days as well as Halloween parties in aid of Trick or Treat. The fundraising initiatives are fully colleague-led and customer supported.
Speaking about the fundraising milestone, Kari Daniels, Chief Executive, Tesco Ireland said:
“Over the past five years, the Tesco Ireland Charity Partner Programme has inspired and motivated our colleagues and customers to pool our strengths and passion in support of a cause that is close to all of our hearts. We’re delighted to extend our partnership once again and continue to raise funds that will go towards providing life-saving equipment for children across Ireland.”