Fundraising is an integral part of the success of B.H.O.C., it is a registered charity and non profit making.
Since 1997 when the decision was taken to purchase and install a Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber in Bandon Town, the local population rowed in behind the tremendous effort required to bring the project to fruition.
Several novel events have been organised over the years generating varying amounts of money from single donations of €10 up to €23,000 raised by the Kilimanjaro Climb undertaken by the Bandon Hillbillies.
Every Euro collected is very much appreciated by the hard working committee and it is really a case of “minding the cents and the euros will take care of themselves”. The biggest drain on funds is the cost of the Oxygen which is administered to chamber users, but it is the main stay of the Centre and something we must work hard to ensure continued supply.
Bandon Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber Committee have a policy that no person in need of treatment will be deprived of that treatment because of their financial circumstances. However due to the high running costs associated with treatment, relatives and friends of patients, are encouraged to become involved in fundraising activities.
The cost of treatment has been kept as low as possible, it is very reasonable and do not hesitate to contact the Centre for this information.