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first direct is once again sponsoring the Europe’s Strongest Man event at the first direct Arena in Leeds on 1 April, but this year one of the most famous events – the bus pull – is being held down the road at first direct’s Stourton home. The event features all the famous strong-man events – the car lift, the Atlas Stones, and the bus pull etc.


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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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In a challenging climate for arts and culture funding, Leeds-based bank first direct, has announced that it will extend its sponsorship of the internationally acclaimed Northern Ballet, continuing the successful partnership which started in 2010.  To launch the sponsorship and in honour of midsummer's day...


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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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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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  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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30 members of staff and customers at Leeds and Hamilton based bank first direct will be braving the physical challenges of ca.hleting the London Marathon this weekend to raise over £60,000 for the bank’s partner charity, Childline. This will bring the total amount raised by first direct for the charity in the last four years to over £4m.


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first direct is proud to announce its support for Sport Relief 2012. On Friday 23rd March, Sport Relief hits the airwaves with a fantastic night of TV and 154 of first direct's people will be volunteering to receive donation calls. The direct bank, based in Leeds and Hamilton...


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HRH The Countess of Wessex (left) presented the NSPCC Patrons Award to Michaela Wright (Head of Social Leadership at first direct) and Mark Mullen (CEO of first direct) for the direct bank's fundraising work and charity partnership with ChildLine. Related article: www.newsroom.firstdirect.co m/p...


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