TEMPLE Street Hospital is calling on Northsiders to host their own spooktacular ‘Trick or Treat for Temple Street' party to raise vital funds to help sick children.
Broadcaster, model and mum, Glenda Gilson, got Temple Street into the Halloween spirit last week as she launched the hospital’s annual campaign with the help of some youngsters, including nine-year-old Grace Healy from Glasnevin, who dressed up for a morning of fangtastic fun in the hospital!
Launch ambassador, Glenda is asking individuals, community groups, schools, crèches and workplaces to host their very own ‘spooktacular’ Halloween party this October to help the cause.
Funds raised during this ‘hair-raising’ campaign will have a direct and positive impact for sick children in Children’s Health Ireland (CHI) at Temple Street.
It will help pay for vital, life-saving equipment in the hospital’s busy wards, theatres, departments and intensive care unit.
“As a new mum, Trick or Treat for Temple Street is a campaign very close to my own heart and I’m truly delighted to help spread the word about this fantastic campaign, which is once again supported by MiWadi,” said Glenda.
“I encourage everyone to get involved by registering for a free party pack and hosting a Trick or Treat for Temple Street Halloween party, to help raise the vital funds for such a worthy cause.”
Denise Fitzgerald, Chief Executive, Temple Street Foundation, explained why the campaign was so important.
“Temple Street is a hospital that never sleeps, because every minute of every day, our amazing doctors and nurses are making sure that sick children are getting the world-class care they need – when they need it most,” she said.
“Every time a child arrives in Temple Street, a new story begins, and you can be part of that story by getting into the Halloween spirit this October and helping raise vital funds for our hospital by signing up for your very own Trick or Treat for Temple Street party.
“We are so delighted to be partnering once again with our friends in MiWadi who are proudly supporting Trick or Treat for a seventh year! From all of us in Temple Street. Thank you so much MiWadi for your on-going support.”
To register for a free Trick or Treat party pack call 01-8784344 or visit www.templestreet.ie/trickortreat.