The annual AIB Community €1 Million Fund, which launched earlier this year, will see over 70 local charities receive funding as part of the initiative with Childhood Cancer Ireland being chosen as one.
Having been nominated by AIB customers and the public, Childhood Cancer Ireland will receive €28,000 from the fund in 2022. The funding will allow us to develop further programmes to provide community supports for parents and families living with childhood, adolescent and young adult cancer.
Earlier this year, AIB launched the first €1 Million Community Fund and asked its customers and the wider public to nominate registered charities that connect with causes that matter most to them and their communities. The charities which received the most nominations in each of the five regions (Connaught, Munster, Ulster (RoI), Leinster and Greater Dublin) received funding.
On being nominated, Laura Cullinan of Childhood Cancer Ireland said:
“This funding will allow us to develop key supports for families in their community. Families are struggling to cope emotionally and financially both during and after treatment and, as parents who have been there ourselves, we can help because we understand what it’s like. This funding is a key will make a real and genuine difference and it means so much to us because the nomination came from our community and supporters so we thank all of them for their support.”
For more information on AIB’s work in the community visit www.aib.ie/community