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Temple Street Charity Partnership

In October 2014, we chose Temple Street Children’s Hospital as our new Charity Partner, following a selection process guided by Tesco colleagues nationwide.

Since then, over five years of the partnership, our colleagues have helped raise €5 million 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.

In February 2020, we announced that we are extending our partnership with the hospital for one further year, with the aim of raising an additional €1 million to continue our ambition of purchasing much-needed equipment to aid the treatment of sick children.

Some highlights of our partnership so far include:

  • Tesco colleagues have spent 70,000 hours fundraising for Temple Street

  • €5,000,000 has been raised for Temple Street in five years

  • €155,000 was raised in one day by Tesco colleagues through the Great Irish Bake in 2016

  • Funds raised have purchased 270 pieces of vital equipment for patients