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Thursday, 11th July 2019

Ulster Bank Drogheda raises €7,000 for MS and Cerebral Palsy

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Staff at the Drogheda branch of Ulster Bank prepare for their 5k charity walk from the branch on West Street to Oldbridge in aid of MS Ireland Louth and Cerebral Palsy Louth. The bank raised €7,000 for the two charities as part of its annual ‘Do Good Feel Good’ charity event.

Customers and staff in Ulster Bank’s Drogheda branch have raised over €3,500 for two Louth charities – with another €3,500 set to be donated by the bank – as part of its annual fundraising campaign known as ‘Do Good, Feel Good’.

This year’s activities saw colleagues hop on the saddle for a stationary bike ride outside the branch on West Street with those taking part peddling with a purpose to reach an impressive combined total of 550kms over two days.

They also organised a raffle featuring prizes donated by local businesses, as well as a five-kilometre walk from the branch to Oldbridge.

The €7,000 raised will be divided between MS Ireland Louth and Cerebral Palsy Ireland Louth.

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Ulster Bank’s Drogheda Branch Manager, Elaine Moran said:

“We are thrilled to have been able to raise this money for the Louth branches of MS Ireland and Cerebral Palsy Ireland. They are two worthy causes which help so many people across the county and are close to so many people’s hearts locally. I want to thank all of our customers and those local businesses who gave so generously, as well as my colleagues in Ulster Bank Drogheda, who put so much time, energy and effort into making this year’s fundraiser such a success.”

Commenting, Ronny van den Berg from MS Ireland Louth said:

“We work every day to provide information and vital services in the local area so we need all the help we can get to ensure the best possible support for those living with MS. I want to thank all of the colleagues and customers of Ulster Bank in Drogheda for their wonderful donation.”

Annie Savage from Cerebral Palsy Ireland Louth added:

“On behalf of everyone in Cerebral Palsy Ireland, I want to thank everyone who gave so generously to Ulster Bank’s fundraisers – the money raised will help us in providing valuable services to people with Cerebral Palsy across Louth. We are so grateful for your time, help and support.”

Including the Drogheda fundraiser, this year’s ‘Do Good, Feel Good’ initiative sees Ulster Bank branches around Ireland come together and raise money for a registered charity or charities of their choice.

During June, the bank makes it easier for colleagues to fundraise and give back to the causes they care about, with a range of bank-organised challenge events, from walks and runs to bake sales across different locations.

This year, the bank wanted to give every branch and team the opportunity and choice to support the causes that matter to them and get behind the charities that are closest to their hearts.

In addition, to help support local communities, the bank offers all colleagues up to 3 day's leave each year to volunteer with a local voluntary organisation, community group or charity.

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