BOI staff in County Wexford raise €17,000 for charitable causes
Published 14/01/2017 | 00:00
Bank of Ireland staff raised over €17,000 in 2016 for charitable causes in County Wexford through the bank's flagship charity and community initiative Give Together.
Coffee mornings, bake sales, a golf classic and a fashion show were some of the events that helped staff collect the money for local charities and community organisations including Wexford Marine Watch, Castletown GAA Club, Ferns Drama Society, St. Martin's GAA Club and Wexford Friends of Crumlin Hospital.
Four flagship charities including St. Vincent de Paul Society, Barnardos, the Irish Cancer Society and Pieta House were supported this year along with over 880 community groups and local charities nationwide.
In total, over €2 million was raised by bank staff across the country and over 1,000 days were volunteered.
Wexford was also one of the counties that featured in the Big Blue Box initiative which saw Bank of Ireland staff and members of the local community travel by bike through 29 towns along Ireland's Ancient East in September, raising a total of €100,000 for the Irish Heart Foundation.
'Bank of Ireland is deeply connected across the county of Wexford through its customers, branch networks, staff and community engagement programmes,' said JJ Keyes, Head of Bank of Ireland County Wexford.
'It is important to recognise that through the combined efforts of our colleagues and Give Together support, €17,000 has been raised for charitable organisations and that many community groups and initiatives in Wexford have been supported,' he said.