£88,000 donated to Rainbows by bank
- Ikano Bank, the Swedish bank based in Nottingham, has donated £88,000 to the local charity through its international Ikano Group Health Week initiative
A major cash injection of £88,000 has been donation to Rainbows Hospice in Loughborough which looks after children and young people with life-limiting illnesses.
Ikano Bank, the Swedish bank based in Nottingham, has donated £88,000 to the local charity through its international Ikano Group Health Week initiative.
Ikano Health Week, which took place between September 19 and 26 to coincide with the Ikano Bank sponsored Robin Hood Nottingham Marathon, was set up for co-workers in 13 different countries to get involved in a fund-raising initiative.
Ikano Bank pledged to donate 10 euros for every kilometre run, walked or cycled by co-workers.
This equates to £8.62 per 0.62 mile.
During the week, 738 Ikano employees including Ikano Group CEO Lars Thorsen and Ikano Bank CEO Stefan Nyrinder clocked up 6,350 miles, raising a grand total of £88,000 for the Loughborough-based charity. Rainbows, which is based in Loughborough, provides respite, palliative and end-of-life care to more than 300 children and young people who have life-limiting or life-threatening conditions.
It also provides support to more than 300 bereaved families and more than 600 siblings and is dependent on donations to keep operations afloat.
Craig Fiddes, Head Brand and Marketing at Ikano Bank, said: “We’ve been supporting Rainbows for six years. They do fantastic work and they’re an extremely worthy cause in our local area.”
Kate Golding, Head of Organisational Giving at Rainbows, said: “The money donated will be spent on providing loving and compassionate care to all the children that rely on Rainbows during the toughest times imaginable. Just £50 can help pay for a popular music therapy session for our children, so such a large donation will go a long way to helping us with all the facilities we offer here at Rainbows, like our hydrotherapy pool and minibus trips.”