Ulster Bank Giving Campaign Raises €500k for Irish Charities

BITCI News - Oct 04, 2013

Ulster Bank’s ‘One Week in June’ fundraising initiative has raised €500,000 for some of Ireland’s best loved charities. The Bank matched the money raised by customer and staff fundraising events euro for euro to help the campaign reach its €500k target.

On announcing the final tally, Jim Brown CEO, Ulster Bank said “The energy and commitment that Ulster Bank customers and staff put into the ‘One Week in June’ campaign was fantastic. The €500k raised is a real testament to all their hard work. Community involvement is very important to Ulster Bank and we are delighted to partner with so many organisations who work tirelessly in our local communities throughout the island of Ireland.”

Ulster Bank customers and staff put huge efforts into the June campaign. Fundraising activities ranged from bake-offs and 10K runs to a staff ‘Battle of the Bands’ gig and a Dublin-Belfast Cycle. Even Ulster Bank’s own Henri Hippo got in on the act with a “cash-dash” around a number of branches in Northern Ireland.

The success of the new ‘One Week in June’ campaign is built on a variety of Ulster Bank initiatives that support the wider not for profit sector. These include ATM Giving, which allows Ulster Bank’s customers to donate to a range of charities via the Bank’s ATM network. Ulster Bank’s Community Impact Fund is also an important support to the sector. The Fund recently awarded €290,000 to 25 community based organisations throughout the island of Ireland.