Louth Tesco branches raise €2,680 for Temple Street Children’s Hospital

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Louth Tesco branches raise €2,680 for Temple Street Children’s Hospital

Tesco colleagues Jamie Hynes & Ellen Rafter from Tesco Dorset Street Store at Temple Street to launch the extension of our partnership with Beth Monaghan (7) and her mum Tanya

Tesco employees across Louth raised €2,680 at a fundraiser for Temple Street Children’s Hospital. 

The nationwide ‘Get on Your Feet for Temple Street’ fun-filled activity day was part of Tesco Ireland's two-year extension of its charity partnership with Temple Street Children’s University Hospital. 

Tesco colleagues Jamie Hynes, Ellen Rafter & Deirdre Keating are pictured at Temple Street alongside Denise Fitzgerald, Chief Executive, Temple Street Foundation and Christine Heffernan, Corporate Affairs Director, Tesco Ireland launching the two-year extension of their charity partnership with the help of Beth Monaghan (7). The continuation of the partnership aims to raise €5 million in 5 years.

Skipathons, cyclothons and treadmill runs saw employees put their fitness and agility to the test to raise awareness and donations for the worthy cause. 

Nationally these in-store events raised a fantastic €90,000 for vital medical equipment, helping Tesco reach its ambitious goal of raising €5 million within 5 years for the children’s hospital.

‘Get on Your Feet for Temple Street’ marked the additional €2 million fundraising initiative to purchase further lifesaving equipment for the hospital. First launched in October 2014, the initial two-year partnership has now been extended to five years until the end of 2019.

To date, with the support of its colleagues and customers Tesco Ireland has raised over €3 million to support Temple Street Children’s University Hospital to purchase vital life-saving equipment for the hospitals theatres, wards, laboratories and intensive care unit.

Tesco colleagues Jamie Hynes, Ellen Rafter & Deirdre Keating are pictured at Temple Street alongside Denise Fitzgerald, Chief Executive, Temple Street Foundation and Christine Heffernan, Corporate Affairs Director, Tesco Ireland launching the two-year extension of their charity partnership with the help of Beth Monaghan (7). The continuation of the partnership aims to raise €5 million in 5 years.

Image 2 - Tesco colleagues Jamie Hynes & Ellen Rafter from Tesco Dorset Street Store at Temple Street to launch the extension of our partnership with Beth Monaghan (7) and her mum Tanya.