During last year’s Mercy Heroes Campaign, you helped us raise a phenomenal €82,243 for the Mercy Kids & Teens Appeal.
This year, by becoming a Mercy Hero, you will help patients like Barra, Kumi, Lizzie, Callum, Alex, Conor, Oisín and Olan receive cancer treatment in the comfort of their own home through our unique POONS service. While we have all been impacted by Covid-19 in some way, they are particularly vulnerable. Now, more than ever, these patients and their families need our support.
How to get involved:
During the month of October, click our little Green Hero to join us in honoring your Heroes by planting a colorful Hero in the Mercy Garden in dedication to your own Hero! Become real- life Heroes by holding a Dress up day at your Workplace/School/Community. You can also make a donation either as a once off or a monthly donation.
Speaking about the Mercy Heroes campaign, Micheál Sheridan, CEO, Mercy Hospital Foundation said
“For the past seven years, The Mercy Hospital Foundation has proudly provided funding for the POONS service. We have seen, each year, just how much of a difference it has made for our youngest patients and their families. Covid-19 has placed an even greater demand on the service as these patients are amongst the most vulnerable in our community. For us, these patients are heroes, our incredible hospital staff are heroes and our donors are heroes too. Without our supporters, we could not continue to provide life-changing services like POONS. This year, anyone can become a ‘Mercy Hero’. Any donation, big or small, will help make a huge difference. We have seen over the last few months, just how much we can achieve when we all work together“
This is how your support will help this:
Funds raised through the 2020 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 CNS.
There are a number of ways in which you can lodge your money :
- Pop into our office in 4 Washington Street West, Cork.
- 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.
- You can return your funds at your local Ulster Bank using the bank giro you got with your sponsorship card when you registered.
If you want to know more about bringing Mercy Hospital Heroes to your work, school or home, please contact Deirdre on 021 4223135 or contact us here!