The Mater Hospital Charity Ball 2018 was a tremendous success, bringing together supporters of the Mater Foundation and staff of the Mater Hospital in a night of glamour and elegance while fundraising towards patient care.
The Mater Hospital Charity Ball is one of the annual highlights of the Mater calendar and this year the beneficiary was the Mater Hostel, which acts as a home away from home for the families of long term inpatients. As you can imagine, the financial, physical and emotional burden of travelling great distances to and from hospital to visit a loved one, over a period that can stretch from months to years, can be simply overwhelming. Since 2006, the Mater has been serving this special group of patients by providing a hostel with 8 en-suite bedrooms and a communal kitchen so that families can rest, shower, call relatives at home or just relax and have a cup of tea.
As such, the Mater Foundation would like to extend our deepest thanks to special guest entertainment for the evening, stars of the long running comedy show Après Match, Gary Cooke and John Colleary and the following individuals for their support in making the Mater Hospital Charity Ball possible ; the Sisters of Mercy, CEO of the Mater Hospital Gordon Dunne, Professor Stephen Eustace, Professor Colm O’Brien, the Mater Rugby Football Club, all of our wonderful hospital staff for their attendance, Irish Distillers and Michael Slattery Wines and Spirits for their sponsorship on the night, the wonderful Intercontinental Hotel staff and Florence Grehan and the Clinical Photography Team.
We would also like thank the wonderful companies who supported our charity auction and fundraising raffle in aid of the Mater Hostel ; Barberstown Castle Hotel, Chapter One Restaurant, Chupi, L’Écrivain Restaurant, Intercontinental Hotel, Josper’s Restaurant, Kevin Cummins Catering, Niall Cosgrove, Noel Mac Mahon, Merrion Hotel, Patrick Guilbaud Restaurant, Powerscourt Hotel, Robertas Restaurant, Royal Marine Hotel, Ten Square Hotel, Westbury Hotel and the Wineport Lodge.