Take on a Challenge

Be a hero for the Mater Hospital and do something amazing this year!


Take on a Challenge

Be a hero for the Mater Hospital and do something amazing this year!


Take on a Challenge

Be a hero for the Mater Hospital and do something amazing this year!

Challenge Yourself!

Have you ever dreamed of taking on a challenge? Running the New York City Marathon or the Dublin City Marathon? Is there a cycle you’ve always wanted to do? Or a mountain that you want to climb? Can you see yourself on top of Croghan Hill or even Kilimanjaro? We can support you in all different types of events, at home or away.

Setting yourself a challenge is a great way to support the Mater Foundation while having some fun. It’s also a quick way to get fit.

We can help find you the right event whether it’s at home or abroad. No matter your age or fitness level, we’ll have something that’s perfect for you!

Just give us a call on 01 830 2061. Or click here to send us a quick message!

Our followers have taken part in adventure races, bike rides, mountain hikes and marathons here and overseas. They have raised money for life-saving equipment, upgraded patient facilities, built new hospital wards and funded ground-breaking research.

We are incredibly humbled by the effort you put into making a difference for people in the Mater Hospital. That’s why we will do anything we can to support you in accomplishing whatever challenge you set for yourself. There’s no limit to what you can achieve!

Create a Fundraising Page

You might prefer to fundraise with a sponsorship card or do it all online. Perhaps you’ll use a combination of both, but creating an online fundraising page on FacebookJust Giving or Everyday Hero means you won’t have to worry about handling the money yourself. It means that donations from your family and friends come straight to us while you can keep an eye on the amount.

We’re here to help you on the rainy days and the good, so please get in touch with us on (01) 8303482 or fill out the form below with your challenge or idea for a challenge, planned date, and venue/location. After that we can assist with some elements of planning from our own experience.

Preparation & Training

If you already have a challenge in mind today, then you’re half way there. Deciding what to do can be tricky. We can help you choose between events if you call 01 830 3482 or use the form below.

Once you’ve picked your challenge, you just need to ask yourself a few simple questions.

From Day One: Have you told people? Let them know all about your challenge and the amount you’d like to fundraise. It’ll help you stick to your goals!

When Training: Do you have milestones? There doesn’t have to be many. But where would you like to be after a few weeks and then when it’s closer to the event.

Your Support: Where to turn on the bad days? Have you included us on this list? We have t-shirts, posters and tons of inspiring stories about what your hard work will accomplish.

David Nethaway has run 3 marathons for the Mater Hospital. Before he used to smoke 3 packs a day. Photographed with race medals in front of Mater Hospital “where teamwork matters”.


Thank you for thinking of the Mater Hospital and the best of luck in your event!


If you’re thinking of taking on a challenge or have already begun, please get in touch so we can support!

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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