Heatons Group and Sportsworld have gone above and beyond for Temple Street and raised a staggering €70,000 in 2015 through a number of unique fundraising initiatives.
They chose Temple Street Children’s Hospital as their charity partner for 2015 generously pledging to raise €50,000. Little did they know at the time just how successful they would be!
Sportsworld was title sponsor of the FAI Summer Soccer Schools. Along with the FAI, they encouraged people to add a €1 Temple Street donation at the checkout when registering a place for their child on a camp. This initiative alone raised over €10,000!
This FAI partnership was kicked off with a very special visit to the hospital from Roy Keane and Martin O’Neill, who visited our little patients and handed out soccer kits.The hard work didn’t stop there, as collections for Temple Street took place at FAI matches right throughout the year.
On 26th September, the Sportsworld Head Office team completed a gruelling 100km fundraising cycle. The challenge took them just under five hours in fine weather from start to finish with amazingly just one puncture along the way!Head Office got their aprons on for The Great Irish Bake and stores stocked ‘Trick or Treat for Temple Street’ jellies around the country, with almost 30,000 packs sold.
Limited edition Temple Street ‘bags for life’ are now available to buy now for just €1.50 each in any Sportsworld store.
Warmly thanking Heatons and Sportsworld, Corporate Development Manager Helena Bibby says, “The dedication and enthusiasm shown by Heatons and Sportsworld to the charity partnership in 2015 has been just phenomenal. You have gone above and beyond to raise funds for our hospital, which will be put to work where it is needed most to help our little patients. Thank you to everyone who made last year such a wonderful success, we look forward to continuing our special partnership in 2016.”