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Patronage & Legacy - Heartbeat Trust

How Can You Help the HeartBeat Trust Help Others?

Our Philanthropy Programme – Become a HeartBeat Patron

The HeartBeat Trust has established a Philanthropy Programme for those interested in making a significant philanthropic investment that will immediately accelerate the achievement of our goal of improving personalised care and services for patients with or at-risk of heart failure. For more information about our current philanthropy opportunities, please contact us at [email protected].

Legacy Support

HeartBeat Trust is an Irish charity working to help everyone prevent, protect and predict heart failure in order to live healthier and happier lives.

Ireland has higher death rates from heart failure than breast and bowel cancer and so we commenced our life saving clinical trials, research and heart screening appointments as far back in 2004. Today in 2020, each week 100 people are diagnosed with Heart Failure.

Thanks to many kind people our research has lead in vital medical heart failure breakthroughs in the last few decades. Even a small gift in your will can help save another heart and change attitudes to our health.

Leaving a gift in your will means that you can make a substantial contribution that costs nothing in your lifetime but will mean everything to someone else someday, and will make you feel good now knowing that you’ll be changing –and genuinely saving – many people’s lives.

If or when the time is right for you to include a gift in your will please remember us. A gift, no matter how small, will make a big difference.

For further information or to speak, in total confidence, about leaving a legacy to HeartBeat Trust please contact Kathrina on 01 284 5735.

Types of legacies and suggested wording

Types of Legacies

If you would like to remember HeartBeat Trust in your Will, there are three main types of gift you can make:

  • Residuary Gift – is the gift of all (or part) of the value of your estate after debts, liabilities and other legacies have been paid and is the most valuable kind of legacy to HeartBeat Trust.
  • Pecuniary Gift – is the gift of a particular sum of money.
  • Specific – is the gift of a specified item that could be for example; property, a painting or a piece of jewellery.

Suggested wording for a gift in your Will

If you would like to leave HeartBeat Trust a gift in your Will the following wording may be helpful when you visit your legal advisor:

“I give all (or a _% share of) the residue of my estate to HeartBeat Trust (Registered Charity Number:20056216), 3 Crofton Tce, DunLaoghaire, Co. Dublin, for its general charitable purposes and I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or duly authorised officer shall be a valid and appropriate form of discharge.”

Suggested wording for a codicil to HeartBeat Trust:

If you have already made your Will and decide that you would like to add a gift to HeartBeat Trust, the following wording for a codicil may be helpful when you visit your legal advisor:

“I (name) of (address) declare this to be my first codicil to my last Will dated (date). I give (details of legacy) to HeartBeat Trust, Registered Charity Number: 20056216, 3 Crofton Tce, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin , for its general charitable purposes and I direct that the Treasurer or duly authorised officer shall be valid and appropriate form of discharge. In all other respects I confirm my Will.”

Patient Testimonials

Some words from our patients:

“It is indeed so very reassuring to know that we have excellent doctors such as Prof McDonald and his team working on our behalf.’

“As a spouse of a stroke survivor, tonight talks made me more aware of the actions I need to take for my own health as well as that of my husbands.”

“I find the process reassuring and the people involved in STOPHF very kind and helpful”

“I feel secure in the knowledge that I am being monitored. Beneficial in having ongoing advice etc.”

“Because of the thoroughness of the annual checks I was kept aware of my medical condition”

“While on the research programme it was discovered I had too much hormone. Then I was sent to the Endocrinology team in SVUH for many tests. I was diagnosed to have a growth in my pituitary and acromegaly. I had surgery in Beaumont Hospital to remove the growth. I am so grateful to the Heartbeat Trust for finding this and sending me to have it researched and treated.

“Lovely people. Great work over many years which will clearly help our nation. Thank you for your information”