Belfast Telegraph

Ulster Bank staff raises over £300,000 for charities

By Staff Reporter

Almost £900,000 has been raised for Northern Ireland charities as part of the One Week in June campaign.

And staff at Ulster Bank brought in a total of £312,000 this year alone, through a series of sponsored runs, walks and cycles.

The cash brought in exceeded the initial campaign goal by more than £60,000.

The fundraising is set to benefit seven charities based here, including Marie Curie, NI Cancer Fund for Children, NI Hospice, Simon Community, Clic Sargent, Depaul NI and Barnardos.

Anne McRoberts, fundraising manager with Marie Curie, said: "We're really impressed with the diverse range of challenges undertaken and we are extremely grateful for all the cash raised."

One Week in June has been organised by staff at the bank for the past three years, and to date has helped raise more than £896,000 for over 20 charities and community groups.

Stephen Cruise, head of branch banking, private and specialist financial advice said:"We're at the heart of local communities right across Northern Ireland.

"And members of staff at Ulster Bank have been extremely supportive of the opportunity to raise money for such important causes."

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