Sacred Heart Past Pupils’ Benevolent Fund
The Benevolent Fund is a Confidential Support Network for former pupils of Sacred Heart Schools in Ireland (Armagh, Leeson St, Mount Anville, Monkstown and Roscrea). Each year we help around 30 – 40 past pupils in need. In recent years this means distributing funds and support to the value of €80,000 per annum.
These funds are challenging to raise and we are grateful to all those who support our events (Coffee mornings, Bridge events, Speaker/Themed talks, raffles and various other functions). More recently we have received several bequests which have made a huge difference. Class reunions over the years have also been very generous.
Every penny raised goes to someone in need, we have no overheads. Our social workers, legal advisers and committee members give their time for free. The Fund which has Charitable Status is run by a committee of former pupils and always includes a member of the Society who at present is Sister Gillian Dempsey rscj. All help is given anonymously and Sr. Dempsey is the only person with access to the names of the recipients.
When a past pupil finds themselves in crisis or distress, they can reach out to the Benevolent Fund either directly or through a friend.X