Karen Koster and Temple Street patient Sarah Ni Liathain (5). PHOTO: Mark Stedman

Bakers across Dublin raised a total of €128,782 in this year’s Great Irish Bake for Temple Street, which took place in April.

Temple Street welcomed broadcaster Karen Koster into the kitchen as Great Irish Bake Ambassador, and who helped raise awareness of the cause and encouraged people across Dublin to put on their aprons and raise money for a great cause.

Bake sales were held in homes, schools and businesses as part of the initiative. The money raised will help buy life-saving equipment for our wards, departments, theatres and ICU, which will benefit thousands of sick children.

Chief Executive of Temple Street Foundation, Denise Fitzgerald, said, “Once again this year, we were overwhelmed by the enthusiasm of our Great Irish Bakers  who baked, whipped and iced up a storm to raise vital funds for our little patients and their families.

“You are truly part of the extraordinary circle of care that surrounds each sick child who comes to Temple Street in need of urgent, world-class paediatric care. Thank you so much for your kindness and your support to our little patients.”

She added, “We are also immensely grateful to our sponsors Gem, who joined in the Great Irish Bake fun for 2019, helped us raise these incredible funds for the hospital and even held their very own Great Irish Bake to support Temple Street.”