St. Raphaels Garda Credit Union
“St. Raphael’s Garda Credit Union was founded in 1964 by thirteen members of An Garda Síochána. It has since grown to become Ireland’s largest credit union with over 36,000 members, serving members of An Garda Síochána and their immediate families nationwide. We provide financial advice and support to our members through a range of services that are offered on a not for profit basis. Our members have a long and proud tradition of involvement in charitable causes and St Raphael’s supports hundreds of members every year through sponsorship and donations to various charitable and fundraising events organised by our members.
Over the years we have had the chance to work with and support many worthy causes and we are hoping to extend this through our new Charity of the Year programme. We are delighted to partner with Make-A-Wish as our first Charity of the Year and are committed to raising funds from staff and members by organising various fundraising events during the year. We recently launched our new programme to our members at our family day which was a great success and we hope that our efforts can make some small difference to the lives of sick children in Ireland.”
Claire Byrne, CEO, St. Raphaels Garda Credit Union.