Over €41,000 raised for Wick­low char­i­ties by Bank of Ire­land staff

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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.

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