TESCO stores in Kerry alone raised over €4,250 to support the little heroes of Temple Street last Friday.
Over €130,000 was raised by Tesco stores across the country in support of Temple Street’s Great Irish Bake.
Tesco colleagues and customers baked, bought, ate and sold an abundance of culinary creations to help raise some much-needed dough for the children’s hospital.
All 148 stores across the country took part in the national baking event, raising a total of €130,000 over the weekend alone, which will support the cost of constructing a new state of the art Ultrasound System and the purchase of new equipment for the Ear, Nose and Throat Department.
Denise Fitzgerald, CEO of Temple Street Fundraising said: “Temple Street has some of the best doctors and nurses in the world but without specialist facilities and equipment it is simply not enough. The effort put in by Tesco colleagues across the country was amazing and will really make a difference. All their hard work will help us purchase vital equipment such as a new state of the art Ultrasound System which is vital for putting IV lines in infants and premature babies safely.
Tesco Ireland has been working with Temple Street as its charity partner since October 2014 and to date with the help of the Great Irish Bake has fundraised over €2.5m for the hospital, helping it to buy much needed life-saving equipment.