Ulster Bank teamed up with eight charities across the Republic of Ireland for an initiative called ‘One Week in June’ to raise funds.
Activities ranged from bake-offs to hill walking, relay runs to band battles and Ulster Bank staff all over Ireland got involved.
The charities to benefit in the Republic of Ireland were: Barnardos; Concern Worldwide; the Irish Cancer Society; the Irish Heart Foundation; the Irish Hospice Foundation; Rehab; the Simon Communities; and the Society of St Vincent de Paul.
The ‘One Week in June’ campaign is the highlight of a variety of Ulster Bank initiatives which underline the organisation’s ongoing support for communities and the wider not for profit sector.
Kevin Keegan, head of human Resources at Ulster Bank at said: “There have been fundraising events at every Ulster Bank branch and office in Ireland and we have raised a significant sum of money for our partner charities.”
Ulster Bank customers also supported the initiative by donating at any Ulster Bank ATMs and online through Ulster Bank’s Anytime banking service.
Aside from this initiative, Ulster Bank’s Community Impact fund is making €290,000 available to community based organisations throughout Ireland, with successful applications for this year’s fund to be announced in September.
The money will be awarded for work in enterprise creation, financial education and employability initiatives.