Our February campaign raised almost half a million euro

By June Shannon Heart News   |   31st Mar 2022

Thank you for your support this Valentine’s Day

We are delighted to announce that the Irish Heart Foundation’s recent Valentine’s Day 2022 February fundraising campaign raised a massive €466,889.

Commenting Judith Gilsenan, Commercial Director with the Irish Heart Foundation said, “Once again we were blown away by people’s generosity and are eternally grateful. Despite the difficulties of the past two years, people in Ireland continued to dig deep and help those suffering from heart disease and debilitating stroke. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”

All the money raised last month will go towards the ongoing work of the Irish Heart Foundation to support those affected by heart disease and stroke and their carers.

People like Andrew Carr who had a stroke last year at the age of just 31.

Dubliner Andrew Carr, 31, was rushed to hospital with a stroke just two days after proposing to his girlfriend and a year later, he and fiancée Bernadette Hogan are planning their wedding

Andrew was referred to the Irish Heart Foundation’s Stroke Connect Service, which he described as “a light in the darkness.”

“It’s good to listen to someone who has already been there. It’s nice that someone can say how you are feeling when you don’t know how to say it yourself. It was a good opportunity to build up your confidence.

“After I had the stroke, I didn’t have the confidence to talk. The group allowed me to learn from other people. That was invaluable, and there was an understanding built-in,” Andrew said.

Because of the support we received for our February fundraising campaign we can continue to be there for people like Andrew, so thank you.

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