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Home Instead Ballsbridge helps raise €3,500 for Temple Street Hospital

Feb 01, 2019

Home Instead Senior Care Ballsbridge took the opportunity to give back to the community recently, by supporting a Coffee Morning in aid of Temple Street Children’s University Hospital.

More than 150 people from the local community turned out to the event, which raised over €3,500 for the hospital, and was hosted in association with Sarah Towers and 100 Minds. 

100 minds is a charity project that challenges candidates to raise a minimum of €1,000 in 100 days to donate to Temple Street University Hospital Foundation. 

Sarah (24) is studying for an MSc in Marketing at Trinity College Dublin and was delighted to be one of the college students chosen to take part in 100 minds this year.

“I would like to thank Home Instead Senior Care Ballsbridge for their support in sponsoring my 100 minds event and donating to Temple Street Children’s Hospital. Their willingness to reach out and support other vulnerable groups in society underlines the true meaning of philanthropy,” she said.

‘A worthy activity’

Based in Dublin 1, Temple Street Hospital has been caring for the health and wellbeing of children for 140 years.

“We were delighted to lend our support to this worthy activity – and we were particularly heartened to see so many people in the community attend it,” said Michael McElligott, General Manager at Home Instead Ballsbridge. 

“It demonstrates the caring side of the fantastic community in which we operate – we’re well used to seeing kindness and compassion shown to older people and it’s great to see a similar attitude shown towards the young.”

The annual fundraiser is an important source of vital funding for Temple Street Hospital.

Michael McElligott, General Manager of Home Instead Senior Care Ballsbridge, presents a cheque to Sarah Towers, in aid of Temple Street Children's University Hospital.

Michael McElligott, General Manager of Home Instead Senior Care Ballsbridge, presenting cheque  to Sarah Towers, in aid of Temple Street Children's University Hospital.