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first direct holds 'Purple Friday' event

first direct joined in the national event organised by LGBT Youth Scotland

9 March 2020

To mark the end of LGBT history month on Friday 28 February, first direct in Hamilton held its annual ‘Purple Friday’ event. 

Purple Friday is a national event held by charity LGBT Youth Scotland in order to raise both awareness and funds. 

People at the bank were encouraged to dress in purple, the last stripe on the rainbow flag which signifies ‘spirit’. In addition, they held a fundraising tombola and raffle which raised a total of £686.22 to donate to the charity. 

first direct has a strong pride network and one of its committee members, Domonic Clark, said: “This is the first Purple Friday event I’ve been involved in and it was amazing to see so many people get into the true spirit of the day by supporting our network and the LGBT community.”


For further information please email Ben Marquand at ben.marquand@firstdirect.com or call 0113 2766700.

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About first direct

first direct provides mobile banking, online and telephone services to its 1.5m customers and offers a full range of personal banking products including its multi-award winning current account and mortgages. It’s been recognised as being a pioneer of amazing customer service by numerous independent third parties including The Competition and Markets Authority, Which?, Moneywise, Moneyfacts and Moneysavingexpert.com. As well as its Facebook pagefirst direct uses social media to engage with customers through LinkedInYouTube and Twitter.