Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Bank Celebrating Charity Milestone

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Bank Celebrating Charity Milestone

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THE Buderim Bendigo Community Bank has celebrated a signification milestone, passing the $40,000 mark in sponsorships and donations to the community and a further $15,000 benefit generated by a board initiative.

The directors and staff gathered in Buderim State Forest for a morning tea to mark the occasion.

The Community Bank has sponsored the Buderim War Memorial Community Association, Australia Day, Carols by Candlelight and Anzac Day.

Donations have also been made to Bloomhill Cancer Care, the chaplaincy at Buderim Mountain State School, the Royal Flying Doctor Auxiliary, Rotary/Men's Shed and recently to Craft Cottage for materials to be used for new outdoor furniture.

The Community Bank also negotiated with Connect Hearing which then donated a Hearing Loop valued at more than $15,000 for the War Memorial Hall. ASV Audio Visual installed it for free.

GOOD to see some high-profile commercial shopfronts receiving a makeover from new tenants recently.

Pacific Radiology has transformed the old Betta Electrical store on the corner of Baldwin St and Bowman Rd in Caloundra. The deep blue exterior featuring a bright white shell gives a very professional look that really stands out.

And Sunstate Motorcycles has expanded with a Yamaha dealership opening near the roundabout where Maud St and Sugar Rd meet. They have taken over the old CSP Hire premises and given the place a nice facelift.

IT WAS inspiring talking to John Pearson last week about his work assisting indigenous people with training and employment.

I really feel for these types of support organisations. As their government funding becomes increasingly uncertain, they are forced more and more to sharpen up and run like a business. Mr Pearson said he was in the process of shedding reliance on government money, which currently stands at about 50% compared to 90% two years ago. …

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