Ulster Bank staff across Ireland took part and 49 charities will benefit from the campaign.
This year’s Ulster Bank’s One Week in June campaign has drawn to a close with €421,413 raised for 49 charities across Ireland. For the month of June, Ulster Bank staff and customers took part in fundraising activities which raised awareness for the chosen Irish cancer charities and raised money to help make a difference in the lives of those coping with the illness.
This year, the most popular fundraising initiatives which took place around Ireland’s Ulster Bank branches and offices were coffee mornings, bake sales and static bicycle racing. Fundraising teams also took part in the Irish Cancer Society Colour Dash runs across the country and kayaked down the River Liffey.
Gerry Mallon, CEO of Ulster Bank, commenting on the success of the campaign said, “I’ve been inspired by the sense of community which I’ve seen firsthand in our business. Once again our people embraced the spirit of One Week in June and it has been a massive success. It is an initiative which shows the collaboration with our colleagues in Northern Ireland and it demonstrates our deep rooted relationships with the communities in which we operate. Well done to everyone who took part, it is a great achievement.”
Ulster Bank chose to support cancer charities for One Week in June 2016 after staff voted to support this cause. The 49 charities were selected with a view to giving back to smaller, local charities as well as larger, national bodies.
John McCormack, CEO of the Irish Cancer Society, said the charity was delighted to work closely with Ulster Bank staff to raise much needed funds for people affected by cancer. “We are extremely grateful to Ulster Bank staff who have regularly pledged their support for the Irish Cancer Society through the One Week in June Campaign. As result of their huge efforts we will be able to provide vital support to cancer patients in Ireland through services such as our Night Nursing, Volunteer Driver Service and Cancer Nurseline.”
The One Week in June campaign is one of Ulster Bank’s many community programmes and its aim is to deliver sustainable long-term benefits that make a meaningful difference to people’s lives. One Week in June is also designed to positively impact the communities Ulster Bank serves and for the last four years the results have made a lasting difference.