Tesco customers raise £20,000 for Hospice

Tesco NI Commercial Manager Sean Largey and Cailin Hardy, NI Children's Hospice praise Ballymoney Tesco's for helping to raise �20,000. INBM15-16S

Tesco NI Commercial Manager Sean Largey and Cailin Hardy, NI Children's Hospice praise Ballymoney Tesco's for helping to raise �20,000. INBM15-16S

TESCO in Ballymoney has helped raise over £20,000 as part of a massive fundraising drive for Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice.

An army of more than 100 fundraising volunteers from the charity went out to 27 Tesco stores across Northern Ireland – including the local Ballymoney store - raising much needed funds to support local children, young people and their families.

Thanks to the generosity of Tesco colleagues, shoppers and local Hospice supporters they raised a fantastic £20,121.15 in total.

Brendan Guidera, Stores Director for Northern Ireland said: “Around £30 pays for one hour of hospice nursing care for a life-limited child. The £20k raised through the Tesco Collection will really make a huge difference to life-limited children and their families across Northern Ireland – equating to over 650 hours of nursing care.

“We are delighted to have been able to play our part in this fantastic collection for such a worthy local charity and have been overwhelmed by the generosity of Tesco colleagues and our customers.”

Joanna Pawson, Events Manager at Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice added: “The funds raised through these collections will allow us to continue providing this vital service for families across Northern Ireland, at home or in our two hospices. I would like to add my sincere thanks and appreciation to Tesco Northern Ireland and its customers.”