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Tesco Ireland and McVitie’s today announced details of a new partnership that sees both brands donating 10c to Temple Street for every pack of McVitie’s biscuits sold in Tesco stores and online over the next four weeks.

All funds raised will help Temple Street to purchase eight new beds and mattresses for a vital new ward, which consists of eight isolation rooms for treating Temple Street’s most vulnerable patients.

The promotion will run across all packs of McVitie’s biscuits for the next four weeks until November 12 and will be supported by in store POS and social media to remind customers that when they are enjoying a well-earned biscuit break, they will be helping to raise vital funds for Temple Street.

Emma Barrett, Head of Corporate Development, Temple Street Foundation said: “We’re so grateful to Tesco Ireland and McVitie’s for their support. Every pack sold will play its part in helping us to continue to provide life-saving treatment and facilities for sick children in Ireland.”

Niamh Twyford, Head of Marketing at McVitie’s said “McVitie’s wants to take this moment to give back. This partnership with Tesco Ireland is about encouraging people to recognise the work that the incredible staff of Temple Street do to help sick children in Ireland. It means while enjoying an 11 o’clock break or an after-dinner cup of tea and biscuit, consumers can know they have also helped in raising much needed funds for Temple Street.”

Each year Temple Street treats over 150,000 children from across the country and operates the busiest A&E department in Europe. For thousands of children, Temple Street is the only hospital in Ireland in which they can be treated. Through the charity partner programme, Tesco colleagues and customers can help little people from all over Ireland get better and be real life heroes to children attending the hospital.

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.



Ok so it's official, Jennifer Lawrence is our favourite celebrity ever!

The actress showed off her generous and caring side when she made a visit to a children's hospital to meet with the kids and take pictures with fans. 

Jennifer took some time out of her busy schedule of filming X-men: Apocalypse to visit Montreal's Shriners Hospital for Children a few days ago. 

A very special visitor came by to see some of our patients. Jennifer Lawrence is in town filming and spent some time with our #ShrinersCanada kids today. #JenniferLawrence

Posted by Shriners Hospitals for Children Canada on Friday, August 7, 2015

She spent time with children in need where she brought some smiles to kids faces when she surprised them all. 

"A very special visitor stopped by our Canada hospital today," The hospital shared on Facebook. "Jennifer Lawrence is in Montreal filming a new movie and she made time to visit some of our #ShrinersCanada kids and staff. Everyone had a great time!"

They added: "You never know who might visit Shriners Canada."

Jennifer took the time to get a picture with several of the patients in the hospital and even signed a few casts! 

The actress looked great as she went make-up free in extremely casual attire wearing a grey t-shirt teamed with white jeans and her hair in a messy bun. 


A new campaign launched today urges people to ‘Give It Up’ in a bid to raise much-needed funds for Our Lady’s Hospital, Crumlin and the National Children’s Research Centre in Dublin.

To raise some much-needed funds for the Children’s Hospital in Crumlin, all you need to do is raise donations by giving something up for 40 days. It could be the sneaky chocolate bar you have after lunch or your weekend chipper visit – it’s all for a good cause!

It’s not just your favourite food you can give up – it could also be those shopping sprees you don’t need or you could even take something up such as running to raise funds for the campaign!

Irish rugby player Johnny Sexton and SKY Sports presenter Rachel Wyse, were on hand to help the fundraising body of the hospital, CMRF Crumlin to raise awareness of the new campaign. The famous faces were also joined by hospital patients Jaden and Aoife to appeal to the public to lend a hand in the fund-raising.

All money raised will go towards new projects and cutting-edge equipment at Our Lady’s Children's Hospital, as well as pioneering paediatric medical research at the National Children’s Research Centre.

Commenting on the campaign, Johnny Sexton said: “The ‘Give It Up’ campaign is an excellent campaign and will go a long way to help raise funds for the hospital. It’s such an inspiration to meet some of the patients at the hospital today and witness their positive spirit and courage, despite the health problems they are facing."

Donations are at the public’s discretion and all gestures at giving up are welcome – simply log on towww.giveitup.ie today.


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