There were plenty of Christmas smiles in Carndonagh recently as a local school choir visited the town’s Bank of Ireland branch.
The initiative was part of the bank’s nationwide Christmas smiles campaign, during which staff held customer and community events during the month of December.
Each bespoke event saw the staff fundraising and volunteering to support local charities, and is part of the bank’s wider corporate social responsibility programme.
One of the highlights included a visit from the St Patrick’s Boys’ school choir at the Carndonagh branch.
Aidan Beirne, Area Manager, Bank of Ireland said: “We are delighted to have a series of events taking place in our Donegal branches this Christmas. We are encouraging all of our staff in branches across Donegal to show their support for customers, communities and local charities by participating in volunteering and fundraising activities this Christmas.”
Audrey Nolan, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Bank of Ireland explained:
“This Christmas all of our 250 branches nationwide are taking part in the #ChristmasSmiles campaign to welcome customers and support our local communities. Through Give Together - Bank of Ireland’s charity and community initiative – enables staff to lend support to one of four flagship charities, or support their own cause, through fundraising, volunteering or donating. The Bank provides one day’s paid leave for volunteering, and also makes a financial contribution towards employee fundraising. Bank of Ireland staff have been ranked as the most generous workforce in Ireland by Business in the Community Ireland in their Community Impact map published annually.”