Supporting local charities and initiatives
Our co-workers are actively involved in choosing which causes we support. Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People has been selected as our chosen charity since 2010. We’ve arranged many events and are very proud to have raised a mammoth £91,500 for Rainbows hospice during the first ‘Ikano Health Week’, in 2016. Throughout Health Week Ikano donated €10 for every kilometre run, walked or cycled by co-workers and 734 Ikano co-workers clocked up 6,347 miles.
We’ve also taken an active part in a number of local initiatives. We sponsored ‘Pay What You Can’ performances at Nottingham Playhouse of Aladdin and Touched in 2016 and 2017. This helps everyone to enjoy live theatre, including those who wouldn’t otherwise get to experience it. This links with our own mission at Ikano Bank of ensuring fairness and equality. In particular it will help us reach out to people at risk of social isolation. More recently we have sponsored ‘Sunrise City’, a series of 5.30am runs in the East Midlands region to encourage our co-workers to be active before work and see their city in a new light.