Credit Union backs Streets of Portlaoise X


Credit Union backs Streets of Portlaoise X

With the launch of Portlaoise and Abbeyleix Credit Union’s new name, ‘People First Credit Union’ which they will now collectively known as, brings community spirit in the form of sponsorship for one of the major sporting events of the year in Portlaoise .

They have decided to once again join forces with Portlaoise Athletic Club as the main sponsor this year for ‘The Streets of Portlaoise 5k Road Race.’

“As a local, member owned organisation, People First Credit Union which is made up of Portlaoise, Abbeyleix, Stradbally and Ballinakill Credit Unions, has a strong commitment to supporting organisations and initiatives that benefit the local community. Since our foundation began this has been evidenced, not only by the credit unions willingness to provide loan funding to such groups, but also by providing donations to a wide range of organisations, charities, and sports groups to help fund their activities. We are delighted to support one of the main sporting activities in the town again this year” – Carol Dempsey, Marketing & Business Development Executive for People First Credit Union.

With this in mind People First Credit Union are delighted to be the main sponsor for The Streets of Portlaoise 5k Road Race. The race takes place on Thursday 17th March 2016 at 11.30am. Last year saw over 550 runners take part in this fast race which runs through Portlaoise town. Registration is €15 and participants can register online at or on the day from 9.00am in the Portlaoise Heritage Hotel. People First Credit Union are delighted to support this community run event through our community fund sponsorship and we will also supply kit bags for the 3 Juvenile Fun Runs prior to the main race. Under-7 at 10:30am, Under-10 at 10:40am, Under- 12 at 10.50am.

Registration is available on line or on the day in the Portlaoise Heritage Hotel from 9am. Registration will close at 11am on the day. Race numbers can be collected on race day from 9.30am. Changing facilities, refreshments and prize giving in the hotel after race.

The 5K route begins and ends on Main Street Portlaoise. There will also be a donation made by the Club to their chosen local charity ‘Laois Domestic Abuse Centre’.

People First Credit Union Community Support Fund 2016 is now open, to which local community, cultural, charity and sports groups may apply for funding to assist with worthwhile projects.

Groups or organisations applying for sponsorship must complete the official entry form which is available from our website stating why they should qualify for sponsorship. Applicants must be from within People First Credit Union’s common bond, and requests must be for projects that benefit the local area.