Would you like to support the Mercy?
The Mercy Hospital Foundation is raising funds for the Mercy University Hospital to purchase state-of-the-art equipment, to enhance and develop services and to help Hospital staff in providing a world-class service in a world-class hospital. You can see the different ways your help has supported the Hospital last year here.
BECOME A MERCY HOSPITAL HERO!
Some of Cork’s bravest heroes have come together to launch this year’s ‘Mercy Heroes’ campaign, Alex, Alannah, Calvin, Cormac & Oisin.
This year, by becoming a Mercy Hero, you will help some of our smallest patients. You can make a difference by making a donation throughout the month of October or by creating your own fundraising page and asking friends and family to get involved. Schools around Cork are also being encouraged to join in the fun by holding a Dress Up/Dress Down Day to support these young heroes.
The Mercy University Hospital Foundation is encouraging people to support this year’s campaign to raise much-needed funds for The Mercy Kids & Teens Appeal. Funds raised will especially support the unique POONS service. POONS stands for Paediatric Oncology Outreach Nursing Service and allows children with cancer to receive treatment from the comfort of their own home. The only service of its kind in Ireland, it has provided immeasurable support for Cork’s youngest patients and their families over the last number of years. Covid-19 has now made this home-based service even more vital.
How to get involved:
Become real- life Heroes by holding a Coffee Morning or a Dress up day at your Workplace/School/Community. Register Below:
Set up your own Fundraising Page here:
This is how your support will help this:
Funds raised through the 2021 Heroes campaign will go towards our Kids and Teens appeal especially our POONS service.
This crucial service allows children who are suffering from cancer to be treated in their own homes. The service covers a large geographical area from Youghal to Bantry and Mitchelstown to Kinsale, as well as surrounding counties so that all children have access to this service regardless of their location.
“Being able to deliver a home-based option to sick children, has helped enhance their quality of life and allowed for some normalisation of family life during cancer treatment. With the emergence of Covid-19 in Ireland, it has now become absolutely necessary. Our young cancer patients are considered within the critically vulnerable group as their treatment, including chemotherapy, causes immunosuppression. The POONS service will help these patients to stay at home and keep them safe in the months ahead.”
Olga Buckley, Paediatric Oncology / Haematology Clinical Nurse Specialist.
There are a number of ways in which you can lodge your money :
- Pop into our office in 4 Washington Street West, Cork T12 CVH2.
- Use our online donations system here on our website using your debit/credit card. Just click the ‘donate now’ button and click on ‘one-off donation’ and follow the instructions, please mention Heroes 2020 in the part the part where it says “what prompted you to donate?”
- Pop a cheque in the post and return it to; Mercy University Hospital Foundation, 4 Washington Street West, Cork, Ireland T12 CVH2.
- You can return your funds at your local Ulster Bank – account name Mercy University Hospital Foundation Cork.