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Ulster Bank staff dedicate one week to make lasting impact on 14 Irish charities including The Irish Hospice Foundation

It is called One Week in June but Ulster Bank staff are planning to make a more lasting impact for fourteen charities across the island of Ireland, including the Irish Hospice Foundation, by raising €300,000.

Running from the 8th to the 14th June the focus of the 2015 One Week in June campaign will be to encourage all Ulster Bank staff to walk, run or cycle 5 kilometres.  During this week staff will engage in healthy activities across the island where over thirty 5k events are listed for participation from Bere Island, Belfast, Ballyhale and everywhere in between.

A special One Week in June 5k Challenge App has been developed where staff can input their stats, their activity and progress toward this year’s fundraising target of €300,000 and a kilometre target of 10,000 can be tracked.

A novel aspect of the campaign this year, Ulster Bank staff are being encouraged to ‘Run with a Customer’ at three informal ‘meet and run’ events planned as part of the healthy activities on Saturday, 13th June.

The charities that will benefit from this unique event are Barnardos, the Simon Community, the Irish Cancer Society, Depaul Ireland, Laura Lynn Children’s Hospice, Barretstown, The Irish Hospice Foundation, Marie Curie, Depaul Northern Ireland, CLIC Sargent, Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children, Northern Ireland Hospice,  Barnardos Northern Ireland, Simon Community Northern Ireland.

One Week in June is part of an ongoing Ulster Bank social commitment  across the island. Throughout the year people across the Bank give time, money and focus to local communities, in 2014 over €890,000 was invested through a variety of initiatives to support local causes and charities.

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