Diabetes Ireland received a donation from The Hospital Saturday Fund (HSF) at a special reception hosted at University College Cork on Thursday, 21 November 2019. In total, €140,000 was donated to the charities at the event, which was hosted by UCC in the Aula Maxima in the presence of the Deputy Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Des Cahill, and special guest, former Ireland and Munster Rugby International, Marcus Horan.
Paul Jackson, Chief Executive of the Hospital Saturday Fund said: “We are delighted to continue the tradition of supporting many wide-ranging charities in Munster, 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 its 70th Anniversary of working in Ireland. Mr Jackson commented, “It is 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”.
“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”.
In 2019 the Hospital Saturday Fund will give €1.7 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.