Silence and Sleep Out in Aid of People of Haiti

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Senior leaders from Bank of America Europe Card Services in Chester took part in a sponsored “sleep out” to raise funds for the victims of the Haiti disaster. In freezing temperatures, they set up camp armed with sleeping bags and warm clothing, with only make-shift shelters to provide some protection from the elements.

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The people of Haiti need so much to help with their re-building programme and the efforts of our staff goes some small way to support that.

Senior leaders from Bank of America Europe Card Services in Chester took part in a sponsored “sleep out” to raise funds for the victims of the Haiti disaster.

In freezing temperatures, they set up camp armed with sleeping bags and warm clothing, with only make-shift shelters to provide some protection from the elements.

Greg Reed, Chief Marketing Officer for Bank of America Europe Card Services, which operates the MBNA brand, said: “Spending the night out in the open, and experiencing the discomfort that goes with that really made us all think about the plight of the people of Haiti, and we were all glad to have done something to help them.”

A number of senior managers also took part in sponsored silences during which they worked a full day without talking, communicating only by Etch-a-Sketch, paper or signs.

So far, nearly £5,000 has been raised by staff throughout the organisation. The silences have now stopped, but donations are continuing to roll in.

John Greaves, Communications Executive for Bank of America ECS, added: “The people of Haiti need so much to help with their re-building programme and the efforts of our staff goes some small way to support that.”

About Bank of America European Card Services:

Bank of America European Card Services, also known as MBNA, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of America Corporation (NYSE: BAC) and is the recognised leader in affinity marketing.

MBNA credit cards and related products and services are endorsed by more than 5,000 organisations worldwide.

For more information, visit the company’s website at http://www.mbna.co.uk or Bank of America’s website at http://www.bankofamerica.com.

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