Staff raise almost €40,000 for charity
Bank of Ireland staff raised €39,472 for charitable causes in Wicklow in 2017 through the bank's charity and community initiative, Give Together.
The charity programme gives the bank's staff throughout Ireland the chance to lend support to their chosen charities or causes through fundraising and volunteering. In total, just over €1.55 million was raised by bank staff across the country and over 900 days were volunteered this year.
Bank of Ireland also supported three flagship charities last year, namely Age Action, the Irish Heart Foundation and the Jack & Jill Children's Foundation.
As part of this, 46 events, such as coffee mornings and digital skills workshops were held across the country (including one in Wicklow) as part of Age Action's 'Positive Ageing Week'. The bank's support is also helping the Irish Heart Foundation, as part of its 'CRP 4 Schools' programme, to bring lifesaving training to 400 schools over the next two years, including nine schools to date in Wicklow. The support is also helping the Jack & Jill Foundation to support 338 families across Ireland, including 10 in Co Wicklow.
'It is significant that through the combined efforts of our colleagues and Give Together support over €39,000 has been raised for charitable organisations and that many community groups and initiatives in Wicklow have been supported,' said Maria Coleman, Head of Bank of Ireland in County Wicklow.