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Certus, the bank services outsource provider, has raised over €116,000 for Heart Children Ireland, the company’s 2011 charity of the year, with the majority through donations raised by colleagues. The funds raised will fulfil Heart Children Ireland’s ambition to purchase a much needed 3D echo machine valued at nearly €100,000. This machine will allow ‘real time’ 3D imaging during surgery resulting in a better outcome for young teenagers suffering from congenital heart disorders.
The huge amount of money raised reflects the genuine commitment and effort shown by colleagues in Certus who organised dozens of fundraising activities nationally and regionally throughout the year; including cake sales, climbing Croke Patrick, balloon blasts and many other sporting and social events. The most successful fundraising activity was the publication of a cookery book called ‘A Taste of Certus’ which featured over 100 recipes by Certus colleagues and raised over €10,000 for the charity.
Commenting, Margaret Rodgers, CEO of Heart Children Ireland, said: “It really is exceptional what Certus colleagues have achieved in such a short time. The difference their efforts will make to our charity is massive. On behalf of all children and young adults living with congenital heart defects; thank you to everyone at Certus.”
Commenting, Joe Higgins, CEO, Certus said: “Each year, as part of our corporate and social responsibility programme, colleagues choose a charity that will be their main focus for the year. This year we were delighted to partner with Heart Children Ireland who do tremendous work for young people with congenital heart problems and our colleagues really got stuck into the task. They dedicate a huge amount of time and effort to raise incredible amounts and I would like to thank every colleague who participated and helped us to support this worthy charity.”
For further information:
Margaret Rogers, CEO Heart Children Ireland Tel: 1850 217 017
Ruth Cullinane, Senior PR Executive, Certus Tel: 01 267 5509 Mob: 087 2262244
About Heart Children Ireland
Heart Children Ireland is a voluntary organisation with the aim of providing a support mechanism in Ireland for all who are affected by Congenital Heart Disease. Their aim is to provide practical support for members including setting up local groups, buying medical equipment, financial assistance, funding specialist posts and special events for the children and their families
Certus is a new independent company that provides outsourcing services to banks and financial institutions in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Certus is headquartered in Dublin, with offices in Belfast, Cork, Galway, Limerick, Sligo and Waterford employing some 800 banking professionals with significant sector expertise.
Certus specialises in loan servicing, arrears management and corporate debt recovery. It provides arrears management and debt recovery solutions across an extensive range of consumer, commercial, corporate and property loan portfolios. Certus combines leading edge technologies, experience and expert business knowledge to reduce clients risk exposure and maximise recoveries.
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