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On 20 May, a 62 strong team from first direct, took on 26 miles and the three largest peaks in Yorkshire as the bank continues to raise funds for cancer charity Maggie’s. Maggie’sprovides free practical, emotional and social support for people with cancer and their family and friends.


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A 15 strong team from first direct, took on the mightily muddy Wild Mud Run on Saturday 1 April, in Derbyshire, as the bank continues to raise funds for cancer charity Maggie’s. Maggie’s provides free practical, emotional and social support for people with cancer and their family and friends.


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first direct has completed its first year of support for Maggie’s, the charity which offers free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their family and friends, by presenting a cheque for £30,000 made from historic fortuitous gains. first direct’s people have really thrown themselves into fundraising this year...


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It hardly seems nine months ago that we were rocking out to Bruce Springsteen at the launch night of the first direct arena in Leeds but, believe it or not, the one-year anniversary of our sponsorship is here. Thankfully, it’s been a year that has brought us plenty of excitement as well as some amazing and unforgettable events.


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Register Now to Take Part in Scotland's Toughest Marathon  Monday 17th June 2013 - Entrants are being invited to register for Scotland's toughest marathon, which tackles the fearsome devil's staircase through the heart of Glencoe and into the foothills of Ben Nevis...


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In 2013 first direct will sponsor the NSPCC's active events including The Great North Run, Ride London 100 and The London to Brighton Challenge.  The £30,000 sponsorship deal will see the direct bank's logo featured on all NSPCC promotional materials that relate to active events including running vests, t-shirts, good luck cards, thank...


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first direct has announced its next partnership challenge with ChildLine. This will be to help the charity's ground-breaking Schools Service and raise funds to enable trained volunteers to visit every primary school in the UK by 2016. This follows first direct's previous successful campaign with the charity...


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Thanks to the generosity of its staff and customers, first direct* has smashed its 2012 fundraising target, raising over £485,000 for ChildLine, the UK's free, confidential 24-hour helpline and online service for vulnerable children and young people provided by the NSPCC.


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Some of our people at first direct in Leeds and Hamilton, as well as some of our customers, are taking part in the 3 Peak Challenge in aid of ChildLine on Saturday 22 September.  Here are a few of them in training.


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  Spare a thought for the ten cyclists from HSBC and first direct starting their 147.5 mile marathon charity cycle ride at 6am from the Golden Mile on Friday 22nd June.  The team are aiming to ride from Blackpool to Bridlington in a leg busting 12 hours to raise £12,500, or just a little over £1000 an hour for ChildLine, the bank's partner charity.


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