Broadcaster, TV personality and mum Anna Daly and her three magical wizards James (9), Euan (7) and Rhys (3) helped launch the Children’s Health Foundation Temple Street’s annual 'Trick or Treat for Temple Street' 2020 fundraising campaign from the comfort and safety of their back garden today.
Children’s Health Foundation Temple Street and MiWadi are calling on families, friends and communities to eat, drink and be scary, by hosting their very own magical Halloween activity or virtual event at home, schools and creches, in the workplace, and also virtually to raise much-needed funds and help buy vital, life-saving equipment for sick children in CHI at Temple Street.
The hugely successful fundraising campaign is celebrating its 20th year this year and all funds raised go to Children’s Health Foundation Temple Street to fund essential equipment for the treatment of sick children, such as patient monitors, incubators, and ventilators which will change little lives for the better.
While Halloween may be somewhat different this year, Children’s Health Foundation Temple Street and MiWadi are urging everyone across Ireland to get behind the fundraiser and have some socially-distanced and safe fun while making a contribution to support the magic that happens every day in Temple Street children’s hospital. From hosting virtual scary movie nights or spooky fun in school and creches to trying out some fun magic tricks for friends and family – there are so many ways to get into the Halloween spirit and raise vital funds for sick children.
Children’s Health Foundation Temple Street is the new name for the Temple Street Foundation. The Foundation name has changed to reflect the coming together of CMRF Crumlin and Temple Street Foundation in January 2019 to become Children’s Health Foundation, one foundation supporting sick children in CHI.
Caroline Hyde, MiWadi Marketing Manager with Britvic Ireland commented; “We are delighted that this is the 8th year of MiWadi proudly supporting the Trick or Treat campaign for Temple Street. This is always a highlight of our year, and it’s been an honour to see the difference it has made to children and families across Ireland. This year in particular, we are extremely proud to support the invaluable work that happens in CHI at Temple Street every day. While Halloween might look a little different for children this year, it’s important for MiWadi to continue to try to bring fun and flavour to families’ lives.”
Speaking at the launch of the 2020 campaign, Anna Daly, said: “I’m delighted to once again help launch this year’s Trick or Treat for Temple Street campaign from the safety and comfort of my own back garden along with my very own magical wizards, James, Euan and Rhys! Throughout the challenges of the last few months, Temple Street have continued to provide amazing care and support to sick children and their families every day. I’m so happy that myself and my boys can help raise awareness of their important work and encourage everyone to raise money this Halloween by hosting a Trick or Treat for Temple Street party. MiWadi is a staple in my household all year round and we are all looking forward to hosting a ghoulish get-together at home and support Temple Street.”
Throughout the campaign, MiWadi will be sharing their top tricks and tips on social media to help get the party startled! For your safety, MiWadi and Children’s Health Foundation Temple Street are urging those who take apart to ensure they follow the COVID-19 government guidelines at all times.
To register for a free personalised ‘Trick or Treat for Temple Street’ Party Pack, call 01 878 4344 or register here, which includes posters, balloons, stickers and much more.