Laois mum of two plans home improvement after scooping €25,000 in saver competition

By Conor Ganly

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Joanne Barker ( Product Manager- B of I ) and Valerie Bergin at Durrow Branch. Photo: Michael Scully

Abbeyleix mum wins Bank of Ireland GoalSaver Savings Competition

Abbeyleix mother of two, Valerie Bergin, has been announced as the winner of a €25,000 prize in a Bank of Ireland savings account. 

Valerie expressed her delight to be presented of the prize-winning cheque at her local branch.

“I was at my branch in Durrow when I saw a GoalSaver competition flyer, which reminded me of the need to save towards completing work on the house. With the assistance of branch staff, I immediately set up my account, but I was completely surprised when I received the call from Bank of Ireland to say I’d won. The whole family are just over the moon at winning the prize,” she said.

 Valerie’s two boys, aged two and six, currently share a room and the family live in the downstairs of their home, while the upstairs is used for storage.

“We can’t wait to start improvement work on the house, including converting the upstairs storage space, so the boys can have their own bedrooms,” explained Valerie, who also intends to use some of the winnings on improving her family’s garden this summer.    

Durrow Branch Manager, Karen Flanagan congratulated Valerie.

“The GoalSaver account has been very popular with savers since it was launched earlier this year and we are thrilled that one of our own local customers is the lucky winner. The GoalSaver calculator function makes it very straight forward for customers to calculate how much they need to save each month to reach their savings goal, whether it is that dream wedding, new car, further education or in Valerie’s case of, improving the home,” she said. 

 GoalSaver facilitates monthly savings from €20 - €2,000.