Presenter Miriam O’Callaghan today launched this year’s Trick or Treat for Temple Street charity campaign, alongside some little helpers from the hospital.
Miriam is the new ambassador for the campaign, which encourages families and businesses to raise vital funds for critically ill children at Temple Street Hospital.
Proudly sponsored by Mi Wadi, this year’s campaign calls on families and establishments to hold a Halloween party that will raise funds for the building of a new Neurology unit at the hospital.
The doctors and nurses in this unit care for some of the hospital’s most vulnerable patients suffering from complex disorders such as Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy and Brain Tumours. With out-of-date facilities and patient numbers increasing rapidly the hospital urgently needs help.
Denise Fitzgerald, CEO Fundraising said that the campaign is a great way to have fun while also serving a worthy cause: “Everyone loves a Halloween party – an excuse to dress up and have some fun in work, in school or with the family. But these Halloween parties can truly mean the difference between life and death. So we urge everyone; please help us to help them.”
Niamh Lynch, Brand & Activation Manager at Britvic added: “Halloween is a fun filled family occasion, which fuels children’s imaginations. Last year’s campaign was a huge success and through our support in 2014 we hope to repeat this success for the charity.”
The campaign runs from now until Oct 31st, and you can find out more information by logging on to www.templestreet.ie.