Make a Difference

We need to raise €3 million per year to make sure we can improve the care for patients and their families. It is you, our supporters, who make this difference to their lives


Door to Door Fundraising

Our door-to-door team is currently fundraising around Dublin


Make Your Miles Mater!

Take on a fun physical challenge to make a real difference to patient care


Humans of the Mater

Incredible stories from inspirational people

Advancing care for every patient, every day.

The Mater Foundation raises funds to support the Mater Hospital deliver exceptional patient care that makes a real and lasting difference for over 315,000 patient visits, and the loved ones by their side, every year.

Who we are

The Mater Foundation exists to inspire financial support for the Mater Public Hospital, so that it can continue to provide world-class patient care

What we do

We make sure the amazing generosity of our supporters gives every patients and every family who loves them, the very best of care in the Mater Hospital

Get involved

Become a supporter and start fundraising to make a real difference to patients from all over Ireland

NewsPatient Stories
7th January 2018

Owen Trill – Full Recovery after a Heart Transplant

“While I was on the heart transplant list, my late mother came up and visited me a lot. On one of her visits, she brought up an article about a…
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NewsPatient Stories
3rd January 2018

Don’t Google Breast Cancer, Ask Your Doctor for the Facts

“One of the things I'd say to anybody, patient or family, is Don't Google Breast Cancer. There are a lot of trolls out there. And there's a lot of sensationalism…
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NewsPatient Stories
22nd December 2017

Leanne Hammond – Trouble With My Genes

“It was my first ever hospital visit. I was 18, always healthy. I'd never even been on antibiotics. But I found out I had a rare genetic condition called familial…
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21st December 2017

“Thinking of You this Christmas!” – Localise Volunteers Special Gift to Mater Patients and Staff

"We're thinking of you this Christmas!" That was the wonderful message from students with the Localise volunteer programme to everyone in the Mater Hospital over the festive season.  These wonderful…
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20th December 2017

Christmas Raffle 2017 – Winners Announced!

We'd like to say thank you to everyone who bought a Christmas Raffle Ticket at our stand in the Mater Hospital! Christmas is an incredibly busy time at the Mater…
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8th December 2017

Warm Thank You to Every Giver at the AIB Charity Fair!

We'd like to say 'Thank You' to all givers at the AIB Charity Fair on Dec 1st for helping our hospital patients get well! AIB staff at the AIB Bank…
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You can make the difference

There are many ways to give and get involved


From regular giving, to a once-off donation, every cent counts

Organise an event

Get creative and organise an event in your community for the Mater Hospital


A Charity of the Year partnership or staff fundraising can improve the lives of Mater Hospital patients care while building workplace morale

Take on a challenge

Running? Cycling? Hiking? There are countless ways to support us while having a wonderful time

Improving care for patients of the Mater Hospital is at the heart of everything we do.

Thanks to our amazing supporters, life-saving care is given to patients every day in the Mater Hospital. On many occasions, we get to meet with those whose lives have been changed because of it, and it continues to inspire us to work even harder to ensure incredible care is delivered to all. Read some of these patient and supporter stories.

Take part in upcoming events

From fun runs to marathons, charity cycles to concerts – there are so many ways to support

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