Ulster Bank run charity campaigns for Macmillan and AWARE

  • Ulster Bank staff across the country are gearing up for the company's annual charity initiative, this time in support of Macmillan and AWARE.

    Ulster Bank's annual charity drive is almost here, and this year staff are fundraising in support of cancer support charity Macmillan and depression charity AWARE. Staff will be taking part in a variety of fundraising events during the company's annual "One Week in June" campaign, which is now in its eighth year and has raised nearly £1m for charity in total; Ulster Bank hopes this will be the year to push it over that line.

    Events this year come under the theme "Your Health is Your Wealth" in light of the two health related charities being supported, and will start today with prize draws, donation drives, and free coffee morning events in Ulster Bank branches. Several branches will also be contributing via hill-walking challenges in the mournes, staff football matches, marathons, and other events throughout the week.

    As if that wasn't enough, there will also be a series of sponsored sporting events, including a One Week in June 75 mile Tour De County Down cycle sportif, a 5k and 10k run on June 19th, and a sponsored abseil from the top of the Europa Hotel in support of the two charities. You can find out more about the initiative on social media using the #OWIJ2019 hashtag.

    AWARE Chief Executive Karen Collins commented on the support: "We’re thrilled to be partnering with Ulster Bank once again for One Week in June. The money raised will continue to support and further develop the important work AWARE does in communities throughout Northern Ireland. "

    Terry Robb, Head of Personal Banking at Ulster Bank said, "Our teams really pull out all the stops during One Week in June and everyone, including our customers joins together in a true community spirit to raise cash for excellent causes. It’s fantastic to be generating funds for both Macmillan and AWARE and I’m looking forward to taking part in some events including the Strangford Lough cycle."

    For more information about AWARE, head over to www.aware-ni.org or find @AWARENI on social media.
    For more on Macmillan Cancer Support, visit macmillan.org.uk or follow @macmillanNI on social media.

    Source: Written based on press release

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