One of the best ways to give to the Mater Foundation is through a monthly donation. This type of giving is of great importance to us as it allows us to make longer-term plans to support the Mater Hospital, as we know there’s a reliable source of income to count on.
Generally speaking, regular donations are set up through a monthly direct debit system where your bank transfers a specified amount each month to the foundation. These direct debits can be as big or small as you like. You can set up regular giving through direct debit either online through our site, by downloading a form and posting it back to us, or even over the phone, if you prefer.
If your combined giving amounts to €250 or more in a year, the Mater Foundation can claim tax relief on it. For instance, a direct debit regular giver donating €21 per month will donate €252 in a year. This means we could qualify to receive up to 45% of your total on top of what you’ve given – all at no extra cost to you. We are eligible for this for a five-year period as long as tax has been paid.
All you need to do is download and sign The Good Form Enduring Certificate and return it to us in the post.
From time to time, the Mater Foundation carries out door-to-door fundraising to recruit regular givers. By signing up, you are ensuring we have a consistent income to help better patient care.
Door-to-Door fundraising typically employs a team of fundraisers who call to people’s homes to talk about the work of the Mater Hospital and asks the homeowner or family member for support by setting up a monthly direct debit.
Mater Foundation door-to-door fundraisers will carry an ID badge and will usually wear a Mater Foundation branded jacket. They will be happy to talk to you about the work of the foundation and how it supports patient care in the hospital.
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.
Your banking details are:
- 100% safe and secure with the foundation
- All data is handled in line with industry standards
- Is encrypted at all times.
If you would like to cancel or reduce your direct debit, please contact the Mater Foundation on the details below. It is also advisable to get in touch with your bank too. If you have any questions or concerns about our door-to-door fundraising, please contact us on (01) 830 3482.