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UniCredit and its employees send €180,000 to Czech and Slovak hospitals to fight against COVID-19

Wednesday 15 Apr 2020

Together with the UniCredit Foundation, UniCredit and its employees have provided financial support to three Czech and two Slovak hospitals in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

In cooperation with UniCredit Foundation, the Bank launched an employee fundraising initiative in both countries in early April. Thanks to this initiative, it will distribute over CZK 4.9 million (€180,000) among five hospitals which are in urgent need of these funds and will use it mainly for purchasing protective equipment for medical personnel and medical devices to combat COVID–19.

In less than two weeks, the Bank’s employees raised more than CZK 800 thousand (€30,000). The UniCredit Foundation increased the funds raised by CZK 1,1 million (€40,000) while UniCredit Bank and UniCredit Leasing contributed an additional CZK 3 million (€110,000).

The hospitals receiving support are:

  • Hospital in České Budějovice
  • St. Anne’s University Hospital in Brno
  • University Hospital in Brno
  • University Hospital in Bratislava
  • University Hospital in Košice