Bank of Ireland staff help raise over €5,000 for Make a Wish

Carrick Bank of Ireland staff joined with Carrick Cineplex and held a red carpet event and champagne reception that raised a fantastic €5,660 for Make A Wish!

Carrick Bank of Ireland staff joined with Carrick Cineplex and held a red carpet event and champagne reception that raised a fantastic €5,660 for Make A Wish!

171 glamorous ladies turned out to support this event. Therapists and nail technicians from Kilronan Castle were on hand to provide mini manicures & Hair Stylists from the Hair Place Carrick-on-Shannon gave everyone their hair style tips.

Building on the success of Give Together, the Bank’s community investment programme, Bank of Ireland has partnered with make a Wish Foundation as their Charity of the Year. The partnership is for one year during which time branches across the country will work with Make a Wish to support their volunteering and fundraising efforts.

Make-A-Wish grant the wishes of children living with a life-threatening medical condition. Some of the illnesses with which children live with are cancer, cystic fibrosis, tumours, heart disease and cerebal palsy.

A wish granted is true magic for the child providing respite from their normal routines of hospitals, doctors and treatment

According to Angela Dowd, Bank of Ireland Carrick on Shannon Manager, “At the core of Give Together, our major community investment initiative, is a desire to create an environment where volunteering is actively encouraged. Every Bank of Ireland employee is given a day each year to volunteer for the cause of their choice. As well as facilitating employee volunteering, employees can supplement their fundraising efforts by applying for matched funding when they are involved in fundraising for a community or charitable organisation. There is also funding available for team volunteering projects to buy materials and equipment to enable their volunteering project.

“Since 2007 with the support of Give Together, over €17million has been invested in more than 1,400 community organisations. In addition, over 3,500 employee volunteering days have been provided by employees across the Group. We wish to sincerely thank all who kindly sponsored the spot prizes for our Red Carpet Event.”

A fantastic range of spot prizes were generously donated by Cox’s Pharmacy, Kilronan Castle, Hair Place, Café Lounge, Court Yard Kitchen, Michael Simon Clean wave Ltd, Oarsman Bar & Restaurant, Lunneys Garage, Gary Gartland, Glancys Supervalu, Jim Glancy, Cox Steakhouse Dromod, Kierans Pharmacy, Chungs Restaurant, Annette Smyth Mac Makeup Artist, The Landmark Hotel, Fresh Today fruit and veg, The Hair Shop Drumshanbo and Jewel.