Twenty-eight Irish charities receive donations from The Hospital Saturday Fund
At a Special Reception in Dublin, twenty-eight Irish charities received donations from the Hospital Saturday Fund. In total, €136,000 was donated to the medical charities and organisations at the event, which was hosted by the Lord Mayor of Dublin Caroline Conroy.
Among the beneficiaries was Trinity College Dublin which received a donation to help support vital training by funding student Medical Electives. Parkinson’s Association of Ireland received a donation towards the education facilitation for members via access to therapists. Barnardo’s Ireland received a grant for their special needs service programme and CRY Ireland’s grant will be used to purchase heart rhythm monitors. Also receiving grants were Fighting Blindness towards their Target 5000 programme and the Irish Therapy Dogs will use their grant to fund dog therapeutic services to all residents in nursing homes, hospitals, and schools. A grant was made to LauraLynn – Ireland’s Children’s Hospice to support their important work as well as the Dublin Swifts to assist in upgrading their sports wheelchairs.
Speaking at the reception, The Lord Mayor celebrated the extraordinary work of all the charities receiving donations from the Hospital Saturday Fund. The Lord Mayor of Dublin Caroline Conroy, who nominated Aspire – Autism Spectrum Association of Ireland, as her chosen charity, remarked that this donation will help towards the remodelling of their medication administration systems, which will provide comprehensive and safe delivery of service.
Paul Jackson, Chief Executive of the Hospital Saturday Fund said: “We are delighted to continue the tradition of supporting many wide-ranging charities in Ireland, many of which are less well-known. The Hospital Saturday Fund is honoured to support the efforts of such deserving charities and help in some way towards the exceptional, tireless work that they do in making such a huge and positive difference in people’s lives.”
The reception also celebrated HSF health plan, a type of medical insurance product, and the 150th Anniversary of the founding of The Hospital Saturday Fund.
Mr Jackson commented, “With all of our profits going to our parent charity, The Hospital Saturday Fund, which then makes donations to medical charities, hospitals and hospices, everyone who takes out a policy with us is helping to make a difference to their local community”.
“It is also reassuring to know that since 1949 we have been helping families and individuals in Ireland with the cost of their everyday medical bills. Our wide range of benefits is valued by our policyholders and their dependents, with some people using our benefits in conjunction with their Private Medical Insurance, whilst others use HSF health plan as a stand-alone product. Regardless of what cover people have, we offer outstanding value for money”.
In 2023 the Hospital Saturday Fund will give €2.5 million in donations and grants to medical charities for care and research, hospices and hospitals across Ireland and the UK. Assistance will also be given to individuals whose illness or disability has caused financial difficulties.