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The Co-operative Bank Supports ‘We Love Manchester’ Emergency Fund Campaign

30 May 2017

Customers and wider public can donate to the Red Cross and Manchester City Council campaign via Co-operative Bank branches around the country and over the phone from today.

Manchester based Co-operative Bank has today, confirmed its support for the ‘We Love Manchester’ Emergency Fund campaign, supporting those affected by Monday evening’s terrorist attack. The fundraising campaign is being run by the British Red Cross with Manchester City Council.

The Bank is making its branch network and call centre available to people wishing to make donations to the fundraising campaign. From today, Tuesday, members of the public, whether or not they are customers of The Co-operative Bank, will be able to donate to the campaign fund in branches nationwide and the Bank will also be able to accept donations over the phone, via the Bank’s call centre.

The Co-operative Bank, whose headquarters are based in Manchester, has also donated £25,000 to the campaign from its charitable ‘Customers Who Care’ fund. In addition, staff based at the Bank’s head office in Miller Street, have the opportunity to volunteer for the Red Cross by running street collections in Manchester City Centre.

Liam Coleman, Chief Executive at The Co-operative Bank, said: “It's important to us, as a major employer in Manchester, that we are part of the city's response to last week's tragic events, and are able do this by offering our bank branches and call centres as part of this initiative. We know many people may want to make a donation and they can now do so in person in a branch, or by phone, as well as online  via the British the Red Cross. We are proud to be supporting the campaign.”

Anyone looking to make a donation to the We Love Manchester fund through a Co-operative Bank branch can find their nearest branch by visiting https://www.co-operativebank.co.uk/global/branch-finder or they can make donations over the phone by calling 0800 028 1289. Phone line opening times are:  Mon-Fri 08:00 - 20:00 and Sat 09:00 - 17:00.

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