Roses are red, violets are blue, will you join our Big Heart Appeal crew?

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and, this February, we are excited to invite you to take part in our brand-new Big Heart Appeal to enhance cardiac care. This spring, you can show some love for heart patients in the Mater Hospital by throwing on your best red outfit and hosting a Big Heart themed get-together with friends, neighbours or colleagues.

How to get involved

There are so many ways to get involved, make this a truly memorable Valentine’s Day and raise vital funds for patients with life-threatening heart conditions:

1. Wear your heart on your sleeve – Throw on your fanciest red attire and get together for a special Galentine’s soirée or host an event and invite all your friends and family to dress up!

2. Paint the town red – Host a Big Heart themed breakfast, bake sale or brunch at home or in the office and invite all your loved ones or work buddies to join in the fun.

3. Make a splash for heart care – Do it your own way and help us raise awareness and vital funds to mend broken hearts this February.

And, you can create your own fundraiser on our Just Giving Big Heart Appeal page or make donations there directly.

Host a Big Heart Appeal get-together in your workplace

The Big Heart Appeal is a fun new campaign, where big-hearted businesses all over Ireland can Wear Red and host a fun get-together this Valentine’s Day.

Help mend broken hearts in the Mater Hospital by dressing up with your team in your finest red attire. Host a red themed bake-sale or brunch, a heart healthy breakfast, or a fun fitness challenge.

Show some love in your workplaces this Valentine’s Day, or any date that suits your team. Your Big Heart Appeal Day has the power to change lives! Simply fill out the registration form below to find out more!

Help us mend broken hearts

The Mater Hospital is Ireland’s major centre for specialist heart care. Our highly-skilled consultants, doctors, nurses and support teams dedicate themselves to saving lives, providing specialist treatment to people from across the country and keeping hearts beating strong.

When every second counts, state-of-the-art equipment saves lives. Big-hearted supporters like you have already made a huge difference for our patients by funding advanced life-support equipment for our ICU and supporting our Family Heart Screening Clinic.

By taking part in this February’s Big Heart Appeal, you’ll be helping us fund state-of-the-art genetic testing equipment to help diagnose serious heart conditions and help save lives.

“I’m so grateful to my organ donor and their family for this gift of life. I know as a transplant patient I’ll constantly have to battle for a future, but I’m ready for that. The support from the Mater hospital staff has been amazing and I know I can still rely on it if I need it.” – Susan, Heart Transplant Patient

Putting your funds to work for heart patients

Below, you’ll find details of how you can return your Big Heart Appeal funds to the Mater Hospital Foundation. If you have any queries, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at

Bank TransferBig Heart Appeal party

  • Bank of Ireland
  • Account Name: The Mater Foundation
  • Branch: Drumcondra, D9
  • Sort Code: 90-05-19
  • Account No.: 87067661
  • IBAN: IE92BOFI90051987067661

Please include your name and supporter ID, which was included on the letter in your party pack. If you have misplaced this supporter ID, just pop us an email to and we’ll send yours on!


Put those funds to work by making your donation online via our website at Make sure to choose ‘Big Heart Appeal’ in the ‘I’m donating to…’ box!

Funds raised on Just Giving or iDonate will be automatically transferred to the Mater Hospital Foundation, so if you’re fundraising that way, your funds will come directly to us!

Cheque / Bank Draft / Postal Order

Please note our bank will only accept cheques made payable to The Mater Foundation. Please send to us at: The Mater Hospital Foundation, 53-54 Eccles Street, Dublin 7, D07 KH4C. Don’t forget to include your name and supporter ID so we can confirm receipt of funds.

Remember, we’re here to support you every step of the way so don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’ve any questions!

Register now for the Big Heart Appeal

You are very important part of what we do and if you would like to hear more about our challenges, events & fundraising work, which supports The Mater Hospital please opt-in.

Sign-up to our newsletter to see the difference you’re making