Church Gate Collections

Church Gate Collections in Cork City - Volunteers needed - Support the Mercy Hospital Foundation

Church Gate Collections

Will you be a local Mercy Church Gate Collector?

Thanks to the massive support of local communities, the Mercy’s Church Gate Collections raise thousands of euro each year. Money raised supports our vital work in areas such as our Cancer and Teens & Young Adults Appeal. We are seen as an invaluable part of the Munster community and YOU are an invaluable part of ours. More local collectors are urgently needed to join us for our Mercy Church Gate Collections and would love to hear from interested volunteers.

These are the areas where we need collectors:

This is the list for July – August:

Cork City:Gurranabraher17th & 18th August
Paul Street17th & 18th August
North Cork:Araglin17th & 18th August
Kilworth17th & 18th August
Lisgoold17th & 18th August
Leamlara17th & 18th August
Rathcormac17th & 18th August
Bartlemy17th & 18th August
West Cork:Adrigole17th & 18th August
Cill Na Martra17th & 18th August
Aghabullogue17th & 18th August
Rylane17th & 18th August

The importance of Church Gate Collections:

Engaging in church gate collections and fundraising for the Mercy Hospital Foundation brings about profound rewards. These resonate in the stories of those whose lives have been touched by the hospital’s care. As members of Cork communities continue to contribute to our mission, you become catalysts for life-changing moments for the under the care of the amazing staff in the Mercy Hospital.

A poignant story told to a dedicated volunteer, by a former patient about the impact The Mercy had on him:

“One elderly man who I didn’t know, told me the Mercy saved his life in 1986! He said there was nothing showing on x-ray and the surgeon went ahead with the operation and sorted him. The matron at the time whispered to him that he would be fine!”

This testament underscores the immeasurable value of fundraising efforts, demonstrating that the funds collected contribute to stories of resilience and healing that endure over the years. Every donation becomes a thread woven into the tapestry of compassionate healthcare, creating a legacy of gratitude and support for generations to come.

What do I need?

We supply you with everything you need for the Church Gate Collections. We will send you a Volunteer Collectors Pack which consists of a Thank You Letter, Bank Giro (to lodge funds following the collection), Permit, branded posters, buckets and bibs! We even arrange the permit so all you have to do is turn up!

If you are willing to do a Church Gate Collection, please get in touch and chat to Christine who’d be delighted to have you on board. Please click here or call 021 4223136 to speak to Christine.