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Ulster Bank raised an amazng £105,227 for AWARE

Ulster Bank raised an amazng £105,227 for AWARE

Published on Monday, 04 June 2018

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Thousands of staff from across Ulster Bank’s 44 branches embarked upon a wide range of fundraising activities in June to support AWARE, from cycling, walking and zip-lining to cinema nights, golf outings, concerts and hosting customer tea, coffee and cakes events.

The annual staff led summer campaign raised an amazing £105,227 for AWARE. A huge thank you to all staff, customers and supporters for raising this fantastic amount for mental health.

Teresa Sloan AWARE’s Director of Fundraising and Communications, emphasized that the money raised would help, "to sustain and grow our 24 support groups for a full year." She thanked all the customers and staff, "I’m so grateful to everyone at Ulster Bank it really has been a brilliant and extremely enjoyable partnership."

“Our weekly and fortnightly support sessions are a lifeline for many who attend, as discussing and sharing experiences with fellow sufferers and AWARE facilitators is an essential element of the recovery process.” explained Teresa Sloan.

“Anyone from any background, gender, religion or ethnicity can develop a mental illness and we want to encourage people to speak up, act and reach out for help at an early stage.  It is actually a sign of strength that people want to do something positive and at AWARE we need to be able to respond to local needs by offering additional group sessions on a more frequent basis."

Terry Robb, Head of personal banking at Ulster Bank gave thanks to all involved, "I’m incredibly proud of all our staff who have worked so hard to raise this amazing total during our One Week in June campaign. A big thank-you also to all our customers who really dug deep to help us make a real difference to AWARE."

Thank You for everyone who took part in Ulster Bank's One Week in June, you have helped raise money that will raise awareness for mental illness such as depression and bipolar disorders!