Employees embarked on their One Week in June Campaign which saw them raise €432,000 for seven charities, a whopping €132,000 above their initial target.
Staff participated in a wide-range of activities as part of the campaign – from sponsored cycles and skydives, through to charity runs and baking buns. Many took part in sponsored runs, swims and cycles – totting up over 12,000km.
Commenting, Michelle Reynolds, Fundraising Manager at LauraLynn said: “We are so impressed by the dedication of the Ulster Bank staff who took part in the One Week in June campaign and the commitment they made to raising money through activities such as kayaking the River Liffey, running a marathon in work, bake and cake sales. To surpass the fundraising target by over €130,000 is a huge achievement and something that is greatly appreciated by us in LauraLynn. The portion of funds raised for LauraLynn will be put to great use, so I want to thank all the staff for getting behind this campaign and making this possible.”
Kevin Keegan, Head of Human Resources, said: “Ulster Bank is at the heart of local communities and over the past three years has raised over €1.1 Million for 20 charities and community groups across Ireland. Our people enjoy making a real difference in the communities we serve.
The other charities set to benefit include Barnardos, the Simon Community and Depaul Ireland.