Beacon Hospital prides itself on making a difference in our local community. We believe that it is crucial to give back to and invest in the communities in which we work, live and operate in daily. With over 1000 employees in the Leinster area we have been able to make an impact on many charities close to the hearts of our employees and their localities. We proudly support charities through donations, sponsorships, events in the hospital such as stands, bake sales and themed days and through making contributions to the collections of staff members taking part in events for their chosen charities. Some of the charities who have benefited from the above include; Special Olympics Ireland, Pieta House, Alzheimer Society of Ireland, Marie Keating Foundation, Crumlin Children’s Hospital and Straight Ahead Ireland which raises money for Scoliosis surgeries.
We also commit to investing in many clubs in the local community by sponsoring various events and/or teams. Some of these include; Kilmacud Crokes GAA Club (Beacon Hospital are proud to be the sole sponsor of the Beacon Hospital All-Ireland Hurling 7’s for 2018 and 2018 as organised by Kilmacud Crokes), Cabinteely Football Club, The Carrickmines Tennis Club Senior Open.
All-Ireland Hurling 7s
This year saw Beacon Hospital take on a two year sponsorship deal for the All-Ireland Hurling 7s at Kilmacud Crokes GAA grounds in Stillorgan.
Each year this tournament showcases some of the countries finest ad most talented athletes. As the exclusive sponsor Beacon Hospital had a pitch side hub offering everything from mini health checks to physiotherapy advice to healthy snacks, tshirts, supporters merchandise and face-painting for the kids!
We were delighted to be able to show our support to this event within our local community. Kilmacud Crokes really is a cornerstone of the Stillorgan/Sandyford community and actively promotes a healthy and active lifestyle, two things that we as a hospital understand the true importance of.
The day, August 18th, was a huge success thanks to the incredible organisational skills of the Crokes committee. We look forward to next years tournament and display of talent already!
Special Olympics Ireland Games 2018
Beacon Hospital has announced that it is a gold sponsor of the 2018 Special Olympics Ireland Games, proving funding and resources for the Medical Services facility at the Games.
As a leading provider of healthcare in Ireland, Beacon Hospital felt that is was a perfect fit for the organisation to support the provision of essential medical services for the Ireland Games. Beacon Hospital’s contribution will be assisting Special Olympics to run vital health screening programs in the Healthy Athlete area of the games. This area focusses on the health needs of the athletes such as dental, eyes, hearing, fitness, and general overall health promotion. Beacon Hospital will also be supporting medical services for the duration of the games including those at sporting events and those at the various accommodations. Ensuring the athletes have access to medical care and first aid should the need arise is paramount in the running of the games.
Michael Cullen, CEO of Beacon Hospital said:
“We are proud to announce our sponsorship of the 2018 Special Olympics Ireland Games, which will bring together athletes from all corners of Ireland to compete. At Beacon Hospital, we offer many services pertinent to the health and wellbeing of athletes, with highly skilled professionals specialising in sports injuries. As such, we’re delighted to support the Medical Services facility at the Games, which will provide comprehensive treatment for athletes and others.”
Matt English the CEO of the Special Olympics said:
“This year, we will welcome about 1,600 Special Olympics athletes to participate in the 4-day residential games. The Medical Services facility will be a hugely important resource at the Games and we’re delighted to have Beacon Hospital on board as a major sponsor this year.”
Paula Gahan, Lead Receptionist at Beacon Hospital, is taking on the Camino again this September for Pieta House. We were happy to help and sponsor Paula for her efforts in raising money for such a worthy cause.
Pieta House’s vision is ‘A world where suicide, self-harm and stigma have been replaced by hope, self-care and acceptance.’ They provide therapy for those in suicidal distress, people engaging in self-harm, or those who have been bereaved by suicide, free of charge.
Pieta House is a non profit organisation and is funded solely on donations. For further information about Pieta House or how you can help, please Click Here.