Age Action, Irish Heart, and The Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation are the three chosen Flagship Charities
Issued 14 April, 2017. Bank of Ireland today announced that it has selected the following three organisations as its new flagship charity partners for 2017 - Age Action, Irish Heart and The Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation. The company will run separate fundraising programmes for each organisation, comprising of corporate funding support and staff fundraising.
Over the course of the coming year, Bank of Ireland will support each of the three charities with funding, staff fundraising, mentoring and volunteering to make a significant difference to the work they do. This includes funding nursing hours for the children of Jack and Jill families; bringing CPR training to all secondary schools in Ireland and supporting the needs and quality of life of older people in every community where we are based.
A bespoke programme of support will be designed to best meet the requirements of the charities and utilising the expertise and resources available within the Bank. Details of the programme for each of the three charities will be announced over the coming weeks and months.
Speaking about the announcement, Audrey Nolan, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Bank of Ireland said, “When we look for charities to support, we’re looking for organisations that complement our responsible business approach for customers and colleagues in communities throughout Ireland. Our colleagues want opportunities to get involved and to give back not just by writing a cheque, but by having a much deeper involvement where they can give their time and expertise to make a real difference to the work of these incredible organisations. We are excited about the programmes that will emerge for Irish Heart, The Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation and Age Action and we look forward to working with them closely over the next year.”