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Danske Bank staff raise over £75K for charity

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From left, Grace O’Neill, fundraising manager at Extern, and Claire McLernon from Danske Bank’s contact centre

From left, Grace O’Neill, fundraising manager at Extern, and Claire McLernon from Danske Bank’s contact centre

From left, Grace O’Neill, fundraising manager at Extern, and Claire McLernon from Danske Bank’s contact centre

Danske Bank staff have raised more than £75,000 to help vulnerable people in Northern Ireland.

The funds were raised during a year-long partnership with Extern NI.

Support included the donation of essential items to support families, advertising space to promote the charity's hardship appeal and the sale of old IT equipment. Danske Bank itself contributed £20,000.

Gavin Adams, business development director with Extern said: "Our partnership with Danske Bank has been a vital support to Extern across the last year, particularly around the challenges presented by coronavirus.

"The fantastic fundraising efforts of Danske staff enabled us to quite literally save lives, and to make a real difference to families and people in our society who otherwise would have found things very difficult as a result of the pandemic."

The money will help the charity's coronavirus appeal, providing immediate and longer term support to those impacted by coronavirus, as well as the renovation of the charity's respite centre at Kinnahalla in Co Down. The centre helps children and young people with autism spectrum disorder.

Belfast Telegraph


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