Twenty-eight Irish charities received donations from The Hospital Saturday Fund including Polio Survivors Ireland.
At a Special Reception in Dublin recently, 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. Our Communications & Development Officer, Emma Clarke Conway was delighted to be on hand to receive a cheque from HSF Charity’s CEO Paul Jackson and the Lord Mayor.
Other beneficiaries were Trinity College Dublin which received a donation to help support vital training by funding student Medical Electives. Parkinson’s Association of Ireland who received a donation towards the education facilitation for members via access to therapists. Barnardos Ireland received a grant towards their special needs service programme and CRY Ireland’s grant will be used towards the purchase of heart rhythm monitors.
Speaking at the reception, The Lord Mayor celebrated the extraordinary work of all the charities receiving donations from the Hospital Saturday Fund. 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 to 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 really 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 are 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”. More information about the HSF Health Plan can be found by clicking here.
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. More information about the charity’s work can be found by clicking here.
Polio Survivors Ireland is thrilled to once again be a beneficiary of this wonderful fund and is very grateful to HSF for its support and recognition of the needs of polio survivors in Ireland.