Sensational Kids is one of over 70 charities to receive funding as part of the 2023 AIB Community €1 Million Fund

4th September 2023: Sensational Kids today announced that it has received an award of €4000, from the second annual AIB Community Fund helping it to provide ongoing support to those who need it most across (local) communities.

“By investing the funds into our subsidised therapy services, which include speech & language therapy and occupational therapy for children at our four provincial child development centres, we can ensure that vulnerable children with additional needs throughout Ireland receive the care they need to reach their educational potential”, Karen Leigh, CEO & Founder, Sensational Kids. 

Earlier this year, AIB asked its customers, the wider public, and colleagues to nominate charities which connect with causes that matter most to them and their communities, for the AIB Community €1 Million Fund. Over 16,000 nominations were received highlighting the immediate support needed for charities across Ireland.

Following the inaugural launch in 2022, the AIB Community €1 Million Fund has already donated to over 70 national and local charities including Dogs for the Disabled, Irish Cancer Society, Aoibheann’s Pink Tie and Dyslexia Association of Ireland.

“The fact that the public nominated us makes it particularly special because it means that the work we are doing in the community is being recognised, and we are making a difference. I want to thank everyone who is involved in Sensational Kids and a particular thank you to AIB for establishing this hugely beneficial fund.” Karen Leigh, CEO & Founder, Sensational Kids.

Speaking about the Fund, AIB Chief Sustainability and Corporate Affairs Officer, Mary Whitelaw said: “Along with our core community partners and programmes the AIB Community €1 Million Fund enables us to further deepen our contribution to society. The nominations were made by our colleagues, customers and the public based on the causes and charities they connect with and that matter most to them. Our hope is that this funding will help make a real difference to the most vulnerable in our communities, and to those who are working tirelessly for their benefit.’’

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