Telephone and face-to-face fundraising

The Irish Heart Foundation employs a team of dedicated in-house fundraisers to spread the word of its work and help us raise much-needed funds for its many lifesaving programmes.

In the past, you may have noticed the members of the Irish Heart Foundation’s fundraising team in shopping centres, or at events and other venues. However, due to the current COVID-19 restrictions and mindful of the safety of the public and our staff, the Irish Heart Foundation has moved from face-to-face to telephone fundraising.

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions the Irish Heart Foundation has moved from face-to-face to telephone fundraising.

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Current fundraising projects

The team is currently calling all past participants of the Irish Heart Foundation’s CPR training programme “Hands 4 Life” to thank them for their participation and talk to them about becoming regular supporters of its work.

The team will be calling from this phone number: 00 353 1 4362709.

This is an outgoing line only to facilitate our team working safely from home.

Don’t worry if you miss us, we will call you back.

Andrew Griffin a member of our phone team is making these calls

In 2019 87 per cent of our income came from supporters

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How does it work?

The Irish Heart Foundation recruit and trains face-to-face and telephone fundraisers. These staff members are employees of the Irish Heart Foundation and like all our employees are passionate about helping to prevent premature death and disability from heart disease and stroke. They are also trained to be respectful and polite to everyone they speak with.

The Irish Heart Foundation fully adheres to all fundraising principles and practices as directed by the Charities Regulatory Authority and Charities Institute Ireland including the Code of Practice for Face to Face Fundraising. All parties are required to keep up to date with all relevant directions from these bodies in relation to the practice of Face to Face and telephone fundraising.

How we spend your generous donations?

In 2019 87 per cent of our income came from our supporters and this money directly helped us to support people around Ireland in truly meaningful ways – whether it’s holding the hand of someone who recently had a stroke, to training the nation in lifesaving CPR skills. We are so grateful for your support.

We report publicly and in detail on every euro we receive. Our annual reports are available on our website for anyone who wishes to view them.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us 

Thank you.