Door to Door fundraising
Door-to-Door fundraising employs a team of Mater Hospital Foundation fundraisers who call to people’s homes to talk about the work of the Mater Hospital, asking the homeowner or family member for support by setting up a monthly direct debit. The team may also be present at fixed sites like supermarkets. This form of giving ensures we have a consistent income to help plan for the long-term.
Mater Hospital Foundation door-to-door fundraisers will carry an ID badge, will usually wear a Mater Hospital Foundation branded jacket and adhere to the highest possible standards under the codes of practice for Door to Door Fundraising. They will be happy to talk to you about the work of the foundation and how it supports patient care in the hospital.
Monthly giving is of great importance to us as it allows us to plan for the future and support the Mater Hospital, as we know there’s a reliable source of income to count on.
Our fundraising sites this week (2nd October 2023) are:
- Centra Robinstown, Mullingar, Co Westmeath
- Mulligans Service Station, Athlone, Co Westmeath
And the fundraising team in place is:
- ICMF002 Ellen Finnerty
- ICMF020 Sinead O’Brien
- ICMF021 Rachel McMahon
The direct debit you set up goes towards the areas of most need in the Mater Hospital. We make sure the funds are invested in new and crucial equipment, education and research, and to redevelop areas of the hospital such as wards and family rooms. Our fundraisers will be glad to explain this in more details to ensure you are satisfied with where your money is invested.
As part of the National Critical Care expansion programme, the Mater Hospital has committed to increasing its ICU capacity during 2022 in order to alleviate the burden placed on its healthcare workers and resources as a result of the Covid -19 pandemic. There are currently 18 ICU bed in The Mater Hospital.
By the end of 2022 a further 16 additional ICU beds will be open and operational, an 89% increase in capacity. This will have a transformative impact on patients, healthcare workers and families.
The Mater Hospital Foundation now needs to raise €500,000 in order to equip these new beds in ICU.
Funds raised will go towards specialist life-saving equipment such as:
- ECG machines
- Patient monitors
- IV equipment
- Oxygen flowmeters
- ECMO machines
This is a very exciting project that will support the National programme to increase the overall ICU bed capacity in the country. It will also allow the Mater Hospital to increase activity and reduce waiting lists, ensuring better outcomes for all patients and families.