A special visitor switches on the lights at Temple Street

by Dublin Gazette
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Christmas may be different this year, but Santa Claus took time out of his busy schedule to join Michael (7), outside CHI at Temple Street to turn on the Christmas lights.

The official switch on of the CHI at Temple Street Christmas lights marks the beginning of the festive season. Santa showed great example by wearing his mask and social-distancing at this special switch-on!

The thousands of sparkling lights on the façade of the beloved children’s hospital will help to keep the magic alive at Temple Street, especially for those in the hospital this Christmas.

Each year, Children’s Health Foundation Temple Street’s charity partner Tesco Ireland and their staff support the Temple Street Light Up.

Although the current pandemic does not allow for Santa to visit the wards, Tesco are continuing to support patients, families and staff by delivering joy to the hospital, donating over 200 goodie bags for patients and hampers.

Denise Fitzgerald, Chief Executive of the Children’s Health Foundation at Temple Street says: “Each year the lighting up of Temple Street marks the start of the festive season, and whilst it is different this year, we want to continue to bring the spirit of Christmas to all those in the hospital.

“We would like to say a big thank you to our incredible fundraisers and supporters nationwide who have supported us throughout the year and in particular Tesco Ireland for their continued support, and for helping make Light Up happen tonight.  Thank you all so much.”

Children’s Health Foundation Temple Street is the new name for Temple Street Foundation, and is part of the Children’s Health Foundation family. CMRF Crumlin and Temple Street Foundation officially came together at the beginning of January 2019.  

To support sick children in CHI at Temple Street this Christmas visit www.templestreet.ie/donate.

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