How we are accountable to you

Serving generations of families in Ireland since 1966, the Irish Heart Foundation is an independent, national, not-for-profit organisation with a mission to stop people from dying prematurely from heart and stroke disease.

The Irish Heart Foundation is a registered charity supported by donations from the public and businesses in Ireland.

We rely on the goodwill and generosity of our supporters to fund lifesaving and life-changing work in prevention, research, CPR, advocacy and patient support.

Every donation we receive helps more people in Ireland live longer, healthier lives.

We are committed to:

Our donors and supporters, who are the backbone of our organisation. We subscribe to a donor charter.

Honesty and transparency about our finances and our charitable spend so you can see the impact of your support. We publish our annual financial statements and annual reports on our website.

Good governance – we are governed by a voluntary board of 14 members, from the medical and business communities. Board members do not receive remuneration.

Openly answering your questions at any time.

Protecting your data – your data is safe with us and we will never share or sell your data to third-party organisations.

The Irish Heart Foundation is:

Where your donations go:

PATIENT SUPPORT

We run 18 stroke support groups around the country, as well as support groups for sudden cardiac death, Long QT syndrome and cardiomyopathy, providing support to thousands of patients and carers every year.


PREVENTION

We offer frontline services and programmes in schools, workplaces and communities across the country which promote and support people to live healthier lives and reduce their risk of heart disease and stroke.


ADVOCACY

We advocate and campaign to influence national health policy for the better, including in the areas of childhood obesity, stroke, tobacco control and the provision of high-quality, effective cardiac services.


LIFESAVING CPR

Every day in Ireland, 13 die from sudden cardiac arrest. Around 70% of cardiac arrests happen at home. If you know how to recognise a cardiac arrest, make an emergency call and start CPR immediately, you can double or even triple the person’s chances of survival.

The Irish Heart Foundation runs the largest CPR training network in the country. In 2017 we trained 71,628 people in the lifesaving skill of CPR.

We are always happy to answer your questions. Telephone: 01 6685001 Email: info@irishheart.ie

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