COUNT­DOWN IS ON TO Credit Union con­tin­ues its part­ner­ship with Hope and Dream 10

Gorey Guardian - - NEWS -

EN­NIS­COR­THY Credit Union is de­lighted to an­nounce that it has part­nered with Hope and Dream 10 for a fifth con­sec­u­tive year as one of its pri­mary spon­sors for the 2019 event.

Hope and Dream 10 has be­come the big­gest event of its kind in the South East, 2018’s event was big­ger than ever with 2,259 par­tic­i­pants. An amaz­ing €145,120 was raised last year and since 2012 an amaz­ing €974,033 has been raised. This money has made a huge dif­fer­ence to the qual­ity of life for many peo­ple ex­pe­ri­enc­ing can­cer county-wide.

One of the cor­ner­stones on which the credit union is built are a set of 10 op­er­at­ing prin­ci­ples in­clud­ing Open and Vol­un­tary mem­ber­ship, Re­turn of Sur­plus to Mem­bers, ser­vice to Mem­bers etc.

One of the lesser known of these prin­ci­ples is So­cial Re­spon­si­bil­ity. En­nis­cor­thy Credit Union has em­barked on this spon­sor­ship as part of its com­mu­nity outreach and so­cial en­gage­ment within our com­mon bond/com­mu­nity.

For the most part so­cial en­gage­ment within the credit union is seen and ex­er­cised through fi­nan­cial in­clu­sion or maybe coun­ter­ing fi­nan­cial ex­clu­sion, and fi­nan­cial ca­pa­bil­ity sup­port. Pro­vid­ing suit­able prod­ucts and ser­vices such as small loans and low bal­ance sav­ings en­cour­ages thrifti­ness in the com­mu­nity.

We, like all credit unions, ex­ist to serve our mem­bers, not to make a profit. Ev­ery mem­ber counts. This ‘peo­ple first – mem­bers mat­ter most’ phi­los­o­phy en­sures that our staff and vol­un­teers are com­mit­ted to our lo­cal com­mu­nity and to work­ing to im­prove our lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties. We are com­mu­nity based, com­mu­nity led, and one of the com­mu­nity’s strong­est sup­port­ers, through em­ploy­ment and spon­sor­ship.

That is why the de­ci­sion to get in­volved in the spon­sor­ship of the Hope and Dream 10 came quite eas­ily to the credit union. This is a great op­por­tu­nity to sup­port a ven­ture that has helped, and has the po­ten­tial to help, so many peo­ple within our com­mon bond/com­mu­nity.

En­nis­cor­thy Credit Union first part­nered with Hope and

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