Over the past two years, Bank of Ireland colleagues worked together to help deliver the pledge of 20,000 nursing hours to the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation by using their skills, expertise and time to make a lasting legacy for families across Ireland.
From the very beginning Bank of Ireland’s aim was to leave Jack & Jill in a position where they could grow and thrive. That simple premise was the foundation stone for all the initiatives done to support Jack & Jill.
Bank of Ireland’s support for Up the Hill for Jack & Jill in 2017 was one such example of this. Colleagues from Marketing provided their valuable skills and expertise to design a campaign that would be more sustainable into the future whose foundation can be built on.
Then there was the Bank of Ireland Social Entrepreneur’s Challenge in 2018 which was a partnership between Bank of Ireland and UCD. This was where students were challenged to come up with a unique fundraising idea for Jack & Jill. The winners were then given a design thinking session by Bank of Ireland’s Innovation team that helped bring their idea to life.
And while Bank of Ireland gave Jack & Jill the building blocks for continued success, a wide variety of fundraising events took place throughout the partnership. Two of the highlights were Lip Sync and the Head 2 Head Challenge where a group of over 50 cyclists journeyed from Malin Head to Mizen Head. You can check out more on the Head 2 Head Challenge here.
Vincent Mulvey, Bank of Ireland Chief Risk Officer and Executive Sponsor of Jack & Jill said:
“I wish to thank all colleagues who contributed to the delivery of our pledge to Jack & Jill over the past two years. I am very proud to have led this initiative on behalf of the Bank. The level of funding raised is truly fantastic”
Carmel Doyle, Interim CEO of Jack & Jill said on the finishing of the partnership:
“Bank of Ireland’s support has been phenomenal. From the first day we started working with the Bank we were bowled over by the level of commitment everyone had to delivering the 20,000 hours home nursing care and respite to the 350 very sick children under our wing. The difference that this has made to Jack & Jill families is life changing”.
Pictured above: Celebrating the delivery of 20,536 nursing hours to the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation at Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again which is on show in the Bank of Ireland Cultural & Heritage Centre. Pictured left to right: Bank of Ireland Director of Risk Operations Lynda Carragher, Interim CEO of Jack & Jill Carmel Doyle, Chair of the Bank of Ireland Jack & Jill Activation Committee Rebecca Sullivan, Chair of the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation Donal Kavanagh and Bank of Ireland Chief Risk Officer and Executive Sponsor of Jack & Jill Vincent Mulvey