Aldo and Independent.ie ensure Christmas comes early for Temple Street
Republic of Ireland legend John Aldridge and Independent.ie ensured Christmas came early for the children of Temple Street Hospital this week, as the Ireland legend handed over a €5000 cheque to put a smile of plenty of kids’ faces.
Aldo has enjoyed big wins in his weekly sundayworld.com soccer bets, with his punts in association with Paddy Power proving to be a big hit as he successfully predicted the outcome of a host of big Premier League games.
Meanwhile, Independent.ie reporter Kevin Palmer enjoyed a great run of winning bets in his weekly column last season, which contributed to the bumper pay-out for the Dublin hospital.
It allowed Aldo and Kevin to hand over a huge payment to Temple Street’s Special Events manager Angela McNulty, who dropped into the Independent newspaper offices along with Paddy Power for the cheque presentation.
“I love doing the bets on sundayworld.com and thankfully, we have managed to get lucky on enough occasions to hand over this big payout to Temple Street,” Aldo told us.
“The hospital has always done incredible work and I have been delighted to support them down the years.
“I somehow managed to win the Charity You’re A Star singing contest a few years back and we raised lot of money for Temple Street on that occasions as well, so I’m delighted to continue to help out the hospital with this pre-Christmas cheque.
“Hopefully they can put the money to good use and it puts smiles on a few faces in the next few weeks.”
Meanwhile, Kevin admitted the challenge of betting on Premier League matches was tougher than ever, with unpredictable results flowing on a weekly basis.
“No-one believed Leicester would keep their run going through to the end of the season and the shocks have continued this season,” he said.
“Betting on Premier League matches has become almost impossible and the only folks smiling at that news will be our friends at Paddy Power!”