10th October 2009
Topaz and Temple Street Children’s University Hospital Announce Partnership
Money raised by Topaz customers will aid purchase of hi-tech incubators The country’s biggest fuels and convenience retailer, Topaz, has announced that Temple Street Children’s University Hospital in Dublin is to be its new Irish charity partner.
All monies raised through Topaz customer donations at over 100 company owned sites will go towards the purchase of new hi-tech incubators for the Hospital.
The initiative has been backed by long time supporter and friend of Temple Street, former Irish soccer international John Aldridge, who lent his support by attending the launch of the initiative in Dublin recently.
The Giraffe Omnibed Incubator is a neonatal intensive care station which replicates the conditions of a womb for premature and new-born babies who are in need of specialized medical care.
Denise Fitzgerald, CEO of the Fundraising Office at CUH said; “We are absolutely delighted to have been awarded the Topaz charity partnership for the coming year. Giraffe Omnibed incubators are life-saving neonatal incubators which are used in the care of some of our most vulnerable patients. These units cost approximately €50,000 each and with the help of Topaz and their customers we would hope to purchase several of them at the end of this year long initiative.”
“On behalf of the children, staff and parents at Temple Street, I would like to thank Topaz staff nationwide for the wonderful support they are giving to the Hospital” she said.
Eddie O’Brien CEO of Topaz said the company was looking forward to an exciting partnership with Temple Street Children’s Hospital. ‘The Hospital provides fantastic care for sick children from all over the country. I know our customers and staff will contribute generously to this very worthwhile cause.’
‘Given the volume of transactions at our sites and the enthusiasm of everyone at Topaz for this venture, we are confident we will be able to raise substantial funding for the purchase of these lifesaving machines’ O’Brien said.