Leave a Legacy

A lasting way to ensure the sickest patients in the Mater receive the best care they possibly can

Leave a Legacy

A gift of any amount in your Will can make a lasting difference to patient care in the Mater Hospital, and it doesn’t have to be a very large sum to achieve this. It really is a profound way to shape the future of care in the Mater. We understand that you will want to take care of your loved ones first and foremost in your Will.

However, a gift – such as 1% of your Will – can also be made to charity alongside this, or made for any amount you wish. All you need to do is speak with your solicitor and they can advise you on all the details.

Take a look below to see some examples of just how these gifts have meant the world of difference to patients.

What Your Gift Means to Patients

Each year the Mater Hospital treats hundreds of thousands of people from around Ireland. The Mater Foundation works to ensure that each and every one is treated in a caring, compassionate environment with the best equipment and facilities on-hand.

Whether it’s providing exercise bikes for patients to recover after a heart transplant, investing in research to beat cancer, or a simple but crucial addition of wheelchairs for patients who need to cross the hospital – the Mater Foundation, supported entirely by you, is there to make sure they receive it. And a gift in your Will makes this a reality.

For example:

• €300 can purchase one wheelchair for patients with impaired mobility
• €450 can provide 10 ECGs for the Family Heart Screening Clinic, which tests people for inherited heart conditions

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What Legacy Giving has already achieved in the Mater

€6,350 was left to acute cardiology in the Mater Hospital and led to the purchase of two electric beds. These beds make a huge difference to patient care during a stay in the acute ward, as they maximise comfort and independence for the patient.

A €6,000 gift in a Will went towards purchasing 20 wheelchairs for the hospital. The benefit of wheelchairs is immense, meaning patients can be taken quickly and comfortably to treatment. Patients can also stay with family who take them to places such as the reflection garden and away from the busy wards.

Our Promise to You

We understand that leaving a gift in your Will is a very personal decision and it is totally up to you if you would like to inform us or not of a gift. Any pledge that you make is not legally binding; however, if you do inform us it will help the Mater Foundation to plan ahead and also keep in touch with you about the difference supporters like you are making.

As part of our commitment to you we promise to use any gift we receive in an effective and wise manner, answering any questions that you may have in relation to your donation or the work that we do. We respect your right to privacy and to change your mind at any time.

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Common Questions

Below are the answers to the questions we get asked most about legacy giving. However, if you would like to know more, please contact us on (01) 8303482 or email contact@materfoundation.ie

How do I make a will?

You can make a Will at any stage of your life, you don’t have to be sick or aging to make a Will and the peace of mind that you will gain from having an accurate Will in place can be a great comfort. We suggest that you contact your solicitor to give you the professional advice you need and answer any questions that you may have.

How do I change my Will?

You can change your Will with your solicitor at any time and it is important to review your Will regularly as your life circumstances can often change such as buying a house, having children, getting married etc. We would suggest that you keep your Will as up to date as possible to take account of your current circumstances.

How much should I leave?

You can be assured that there is absolutely no set amount to leave as a gift to us-any donation big or small will make such a huge difference to our work, so whether it’s €100 or €1,000 we truly value your gift.

Patient Stories

We are privileged to meet some remarkable and inspiring patients that have spent time getting better in the Mater Hospital, and on many occasions, the treatment they received has saved their lives. Please take a moment to read their stories.

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