Over the past few years Northern Bank worked with charities such as Action Cancer, NSPCC, Chest Heart and Stroke, Macmillan Cancer Support and Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children.
Our Charity Partner for 2011 was Ulster Cancer Foundation and we've decided to continue our relationship until December 2012, our support includes staff and customer fundraising, Northern Bank Sports & Social Club fundraising.
Cancer Focus Northern Ireland, the new name for the Ulster Cancer Foundation rose to the top of our staff survey and panel presentations and is a local charity that helps to save lives and enhance the quality of life of everyone affected by cancer.
Their vision is to see a future when cancer will be a condition to be managed, rather than a life threatening disease.
During this year a staggering 70,000 Northern Ireland families will be affected by cancer. Cancer has an overwhelming and often devastating impact on the entire family unit.
Family Support Service
In 2011 and 2012, Northern Bank will be supporting Cancer Focus's Family Support Service - a free service which provides a vital lifeline to children and young people when a parent or grandparent is diagnosed with cancer.
The Family Support Service provides practical and emotional support to the entire family unit which can involve individual or group support; home, hospital or hospice visits as well as telephone and email support. The service also offers parental and pre-bereavement support, family support evenings and residential breaks for children to unwind and have fun with their peers who are in a similar situation.
We are delighted to confirm that Northern Bank will continue the partnership with Cancer Focus in 2013
Look out for more details in your branch.