With the help of Tesco colleagues, the children and their parents were invited to taste some sweet treats, have their picture taken in Santa’s Sleigh and soak up the unforgettable festive atmosphere. They were also joined by Tesco colleague Aoife Parle, who wrapped up the day’s festivities by singing ‘Silver Lining’, a very special charity single in aid of Temple Street.
Temple Street was announced as Tesco’s charity partner in 2014, and since then, colleagues and customers all over Ireland have raised an incredible €2.1million to purchase vital medical equipment for the hospital.
Denise Fitzgerald, Chief Executive of Temple Street Foundation says, “We would like to thank Tesco Ireland and their kind staff for transforming our hospital today and bringing so much cheer to our wards. Thanks to their wonderful support, our little patients have had an opportunity to forget about being in hospital for a few hours and enjoy simply being children.”
She adds, “Christmas is such a special time of year for everyone, and it’s so important that families in hospital have the chance to experience the true magic of the season. Having a sick child in Temple Street is a stressful and worrying experience for parents, and we really appreciate the incredible work of our doctors and nurses, who take such excellent care of our little patients over the festive period.”