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21st October 2022


Some of Cork’s bravest heroes have come together to launch this year’s ‘Mercy Heroes 2022’ campaign, Alannah, Calvin, Darragh, Denis and Noah.

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.

Update: Registration has now closed, as it is too late to post out Packs for Heroes Day. Please contact the office on 021 4274076 and we can arrange for a pack to be collected from our office.

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 in Mercy Heroes 2022:

Become real- life Heroes by holding a Coffee Morning or a Dress up day at your Workplace/School/Community.

Update: Registration has now closed, as it is too late to post out Packs for Heroes Day. Please contact the office on 021 4274076 and we can arrange for a pack to be collected from our office.


Set up your own Mercy Heroes 2022 Fundraising Page here:

Create Your Fundraiser for Mercy Hospital Heroes 2022


This is how your support will help this:

Funds raised through the 2022 Heroes campaign will go towards our Kids & 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.

Returning Mercy Heroes 2022 Funds:

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’ button and follow the instructions, please mention Heroes 2022 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.

If you want to know more about bringing Mercy Hospital Heroes to your work, school or home, please contact Deirdre on 021 4274076 deirdre@mercyhospitalfoundation.ie or contact us here!

Thank you to sponsors Corks 96FM


21st October 2022


Mercy Hospital Foundation