Ulster Bank raise €1,300 for local Hospice

Cassie Keogh (Customer Adviser), Sinead and Sophia Padian with Jenny Okunowo and Claire Maher (Customer Adviser) at the coffee morning in Ulster Bank, Longford. Photo: Michelle Ghee www.gphotos.ie
Thursday last saw the staff and customers of Ulster Bank, Longford set their business aside in favour of a cup of coffee.

Thursday last saw the staff and customers of Ulster Bank, Longford set their business aside in favour of a cup of coffee.

The busy bank set aside some time to raise funds for Longford Hospice Homecare by means of a coffee morning.

Co-organiser of the event, Niamh Donlon explained that the whole team organised the coffee morning, adding that though they were a busy branch, everyone took time out to help. Having fundraised for a number of charities before, it was decided that they would raise money for the hospice this year, to support their work and dedication.

Between staff and customers, the Longford bank managed to raise an incredible €1,300.

Delighted with the total raised, Niamh adds that she would definitely fundraise for the hospice again, as it is close to her own heart. Sadly, Niamh’s father passed away from cancer last July, and she explains that until then, she “didn’t know what they did or didn’t do”. However, now she has first hand experience of their dedication.

“It was a huge team effort” Niamh says of the coffee morning. “Without the team we couldn’t have generated that amount of income.”

The funds raised will be presented to the Longford Hospice in the coming week.