Payzone joins forces with Electric Ireland to raise money for Children's charities.

13 January 2013

New Electric Ireland & Payzone Promotion expected to Raise €300,000 for Three Irish Children’s Charities

 

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Electric Ireland and Payzone have teamed up with a unique promotion to raise funds for three Irish children’s charities.  Each time an Electric Ireland customer pays a bill through their local Payzone agent, Electric Ireland will donate €1 to a fund that will be shared between the ISPCC, The Children’s Medical & Research Foundation at Our Lady’s Children's Hospital, Crumlin (OLCHC) and Temple Street Children's University Hospital.  Running from January 14th – April 30th, the promotion is expected to generate €300,000 which will be shared equally between the three charities.

With over 2,000 Payzone Agents throughout the country, Electric Ireland customers can make secure payments on their bill through the nationwide network. Supporting this initiative is simple and convenient. Customers simply pay their Electric Ireland bill through a Payzone Agent and the donation automatically goes towards the fund at no cost or inconvenience to the customer.

Electric Ireland Commercial Manager, Ken McKervey described the promotion as “a simple and convenient initiative that allows Electric Ireland customers pay bills through Payzone’s nationwide network, with the added benefit of supporting three children’s charities.   Electric Ireland is delighted to make the charity donation on behalf of customers.”

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Payzone offers customers a secure and convenient bill payment system. According to Jim Deignan, Managing Director, Payzone, “Payzone is delighted to be a part of this fantastic initiative.  Payzone customers now have the added incentive of knowing they are donating to a great cause every time they pay their Electric Ireland bill at one of our Payzone Agents nationwide.” 

For full details on the network of Payzone Agents that accept Electric Ireland payments, visit www.payzone.ie and use the drop down menu to find a local agent.

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Notes to Editors:

About Electric Ireland

Electric Ireland, part of ESB Group, is Ireland’s leading energy supplier providing choice and value in electricity and gas to residential and business customers. As part of its Energy Services business, Electric Ireland now offers a full range of grant-assisted insulation and energy efficiency measures to householders nationwide. All Electric Ireland products and services are backed by unrivalled experience and commitment to customer service.

About Payzone

Payzone is Ireland’s largest branded consumer payments acceptance network. The company also operates across Europe providing a wide range of payments services in the UK, Sweden, Greece, Germany and Romania. Payzone implements and operates payment networks including mobile top-ups, tolling payments, credit and debit card processing, bill payment, pre-paid debit cards and electronic gift solutions.  Payzone processes over 380 million transactions annually.

About Temple Street Children’s University Hospital

Established in 1872, Temple Street Children’s University Hospital is a national facility that provides pediatric care to children from all over Ireland.  Each year over 130,000 sick children are cared for in Temple Street, of which one-third of inpatients come from outside Dublin.  The Accident and Emergency Department caters for almost 50,000 children annually making it one of the busiest A&E facilities in Europe.  Major specialties at Children’s University Hospital include Neonatal and Paediatric Surgery, Nephrology, Neurology, Craniofacial Surgery, Orthopedic, ENT and Plastic Surgery.  To support Temple Street, please visit www.templestreet.ie

About ISPCC

The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC) is Ireland’s oldest and most well-known children’s charity.  The ISPCC has a long, proud history of service delivery and advocacy on behalf of children. Funds from this initiative will go towards the ISPCC Child Centred Services. The purpose of the ISPCC Child Centred Services is to build psychological resilience among young people and to increase the capacity of families to care for their children through the provision of integrated programmes.  All targeted work with children and families is preventative in nature with the intention of providing a range of accessible tailor made supports to high risk groups within hard to reach areas.

All ISPCC Child Centred Support programmes have the united purpose of reinforcing informal social networks and promoting social inclusion. The services are one to one support for children and young people up to 18 years of age who are experiencing emotional and behavioural difficulties. Programmes are available throughout the country.

About Children's Medical & Research Foundation at Crumlin Children’s Hospital

The Children’s Medical & Research Foundation is the principal fundraising body for Our Lady’s Children's Hospital, Crumlin (OLCHC) as well as the National Children’s Research Centre (NCRC).  Every day our team work to raise vital financial support for essential facilities, clinical research and medical equipment that otherwise would not exist.

In 2012 we set ourselves the ambitious target of completing and delivering world class facilities for our cardiac and cancer patients and their families.  With Electric Ireland’s support, we move ever closer to building our new Critical Cardiac Unit and completing the renovation works in our Cancer Care Ward.  The facilities that we can deliver will bring enormous benefits to the care that our patients and their families receive.

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