Over €41,000 raised for Wicklow charities by Bank of Ireland staff
BANK of Ireland staff raised €41,432 for charitable causes in Wicklow last year through the bank’s flagship charity and community initiative, Give Together.
The charity programme gives Bank of Ireland colleagues throughout Ireland the chance to lend support to their chosen charities or causes through fundraising and volunteering.
Bank of Ireland also supported three flagship charities in 2018 – Age Action, the Irish Heart Foundation and the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation.
Maria Coleman, Head of Bank of Ireland County Wicklow said: ‘Bank of Ireland is deeply connected across the whole county of Wicklow through its customers, branch networks, staff and community engagement programmes. It is significant that through the combined efforts of our colleagues and Give Together support over €1.45m has been raised for charitable organisations and that many community groups and initiatives in Wicklow have been supported.
‘I am especially proud of the support we gave to our flagship charities. These three charities make a tangible difference to lives in Ireland every day and with Bank of Ireland’s support we are enabling every community in the country to thrive.’
During Age Action’s ‘Positive Ageing Week’ 13 different events took place in the Garden County. The Irish Heart Foundation’s ‘CRP 4 Schools’ programme involved eleven Wicklow schools. Ten families in Wicklow were among those receiving nursing hours from Jack & Jill.