Danske Bank staff and customers have raised over £100,000 for charity partner, Age NI since 2014.
The partnership, which is set to continue for another year, has seen staff from across the Bank fundraise, volunteer and provide mentoring support for the leading older people’s charity.
Age NI’s CEO said, “‘In the past two years, thanks to the incredible £100,000 raised by Danske Bank, Age NI was able to ensure the sustainability of its domiciliary care service, providing home support every week to 135 people who are living with dementia; answer over 2,000 additional calls to the Age NI Advice Service which support older people, their families and carers; and contribute to more than 150,000 comforting cups of tea and coffee for the hundreds of older people who attend 14 Age NI day centres.’
“We have also worked with Danske Bank to deliver in-branch ‘Step by Step’ sessions to over 1,200 older people since 2014. Step-by-Step is a programme to support older people to feel more comfortable about new banking channels by guiding customers through a variety of banking options for instance ATMs and online banking. We’ve also developed a joint guide bringing together vital information from banking to benefits that will assist older people. This guide has been circulated to 20,000 people and is also available in Danske Bank branches.”
“We are looking forward to continuing our partnership with Danske Bank in 2016 and will work together on a range of activities that will help to further improve the lives of people in later life.”
Danske Bank’s Managing Director of Personal Banking, Tony Wilcox, who has completed two fundraising cycling challenges for the charity said, ‘”Our employees from head office and branches right across Northern Ireland have been tremendous in their support for Age NI and came up with all sorts of personal and team fundraising events to raise money. We would like to thank all our customers for their support and generosity over the past year.”
“We too are delighted to be working with Age NI again in 2016 and look forward to building on the success of 2015.”
Photo: Age NI CEO, Linda Robinson and Age NI Skainos day centre client, Robert Atkinson with Danske Bank’s Managing Director of Personal Banking, Tony Wilcox.