TESCO CALLS ON CORK CUSTOMERS TO JOIN SPOOKY CELEBRATIONS TO HELP RAISE FUNDS FOR SICK CHILDREN
18th October, 2019: Tesco stores across Cork are set to host a ‘Trick or Treat for Temple Street’ Halloween party for customers and locals alike, on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th. Tesco colleagues are calling on customers to drop in store and join the spooky celebrations, with cake sales, face-painting, balloons and much more to help raise much needed funds for sick children.
This year’s Trick or Treat for Temple Street fundraisers will take place across 151 Tesco stores across Ireland, with a total fundraising target of €100,000. All of these vital funds raised will go toward purchasing new paediatric scopes; life-saving equipment needed for Temple Street to ensure that each child receives the best care possible.
Speaking ahead of the event, Geraldine Casey, Director, Tesco said: “We are extremely proud to see our Cork colleagues excitedly getting involved in preparations for this year’s Trick or Treat for Temple Street. The weekend is always a highlight of our fundraising calendar and this year we have a challenging fundraising target of €100,000. We’re inviting our customers across Cork to join us in-store for some Halloween fun and to help us to raise these life-saving funds for Temple Street.”
Emma Barrett, Head of Corporate Development with Temple Street Foundation says: “Tesco’s Trick or Treat in-store events have become such a fantastic tradition in everyone’s calendar and it’s a real highlight in the calendar for everyone here in Temple Street! It’s a great way to get into the Halloween spirit and help make a real and lasting difference for sick children in Temple Street and we hope that you’ll join in the fun in your local Tesco store. We’d like to say a huge thank you to our amazing friends in Tesco for always going above and beyond for our little patients…Happy Halloween!”
Each year Temple Street treats over 150,000 children from across the country and for thousands of children, Temple Street is the only hospital in Ireland in which they can be treated. Temple Street has been Tesco Ireland’s charity partner since October 2014 and to-date Tesco Ireland has raised €4.5 million in aid of the little heroes of Temple Street.
Participating Tesco stores:
• Dennehy's Cross Exp
• Douglas Extra
• Paul St Cork
• St Finbarrs Express