Bank of Ireland staff raised over €10,000 for charitable causes in Roscommon in 2016 through the bank’s flagship charity and community initiative, Give Together.
The charity programme gives Bank of Ireland staff throughout Ireland the chance to lend support to their chosen charities or causes through fundraising and volunteering.
Four flagship charities; St Vincent de Paul, Barnardos, Irish Cancer Society and Pieta House were supported in 2016 alongside over 880 community groups and local charities. In total, just over €2 million was raised by bank staff across the country and over 1,000 days were volunteered this year.
Coffee mornings, a family fun weekend, and Christmas party for senior citizens were just some of the charitable initiatives that helped Bank of Ireland staff raise just over €10,000 this year for local charities and community organisations. Among those to benefit in Roscommon were Mayo Roscommon Hospice, Ballinaheglish Community Care and Boyle GAA.
Joann Hosey, Head of Bank of Ireland County Roscommon said
“Bank of Ireland is deeply connected across the whole county of Roscommon through its customers, branch networks, staff and community engagement programmes. It is significant that through the combined efforts of our colleagues and Give Together support that over €10,000 has been raised for charitable organisations and that many community groups and initiatives in Roscommon have been supported.”
Pictured above are Bank of Ireland staff at the single biggest Give Together Volunteer Day on November 30th where colleagues from across the country came together to volunteer in charity shops and warehouses for the bank’s flagship charity partners.