Canterbury Surrey Hills Community Finance Ltd

Helping young people identify their strengths

Local community organisation, Camcare, is planning a ‚ÄėLove Bites‚Äô program for high school students (aged 15-17 years). The program aims to help young people build ‚Äėrespectful relationships‚Äô. It covers issues such as gender stereotypes, domestic and family violence, sexual assault and peer support.

CASH group chairman, Juliann Byron, and Ashburton Community Bank¬ģ Branch manager, Maggie, were only too happy to help with this important program. They recently presented a cheque for $5,000 to Camcare‚Äôs acting CEO, Nina Levin.

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Fun day at Rowen St Kindergarten

Rowen Street Kindergarten celebrated its¬†Fun Day on Sunday 26 October 2014. The¬†Ashburton Community Bank¬ģ Branch¬†proudly supported the day with a $500¬†sponsorship grant and marquees for¬†what proved to be a glorious spring day.

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Just in time for 'Hoop Time'

Maggie, manager of our Ashburton Community Bank¬ģ Branch, was at Ashburton Primary School this week to hand over a sports pack, valued at over $1,500. The pack contains sports tops, cricket gear, basketballs, volleyballs, footballs and soccer balls, all cobranded with bank and school logos.

The packs arrived just in time for the school‚Äôs upcoming ‚ÄėHoop Time‚Äô sports program.

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School banking at St Michael's

Maggie and Sonia¬†from our Ashburton Community¬†Bank¬ģ branch spent an¬†afternoon with¬†the children and parents of St Michael‚Äôs,using our Piggy Accounts to highlight the¬†importance of school banking.

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Supporting Ashburton Bowls Club

Maggie, manager of our Ashburton Community Bank¬ģ Branch, visited Ashburton Bowls Club this week to hand over a cheque for $1,000. The cheque is our way of thanking the club‚Äôs supporters for coming to us for their banking needs. A supporter recently settled a home loan with our Ashburton Branch, so we‚Äôve donated $1,000 to the club.

Maggie handed the cheque to club president Liz Kottum, Secretary Peter Arndt and other members, bringing our sponsorship to the club to over $9,500.

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Great relationship with Samarinda

Director Gordon McFarlane and Maggie, the manager of¬†our Ashburton¬†Community Bank¬ģ¬†branch, recently met¬†with representatives from Samarinda¬†Aged Care Services. Maggie opened the¬†meeting by presenting an incentive¬†payment of $1000. This is our way of¬†thanking our Samarinda family for their¬†ongoing custom.

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Building something bigger

Our Community Bank¬ģ branches are all about building relationships in our community. Maggie and Tim from our Ashburton Community Bank¬ģ Branch have been working on our relationship with South Camberwell Primary School. They were at the school recently, to present a sports package to the school‚Äôs principal, Coralee Pratt, and sports teacher, Johnno. The packages contain balls and other sports equipment with our logo and the school‚Äôs logo.

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Lest we forget

The children at Ashburton Primary School commemorated 100 years of Anzac with a special service on Friday 24 April. The children revealed a commemorative plinth at the service.

Ashburton Community Bank¬ģ Branch staff members, Maggie (our manager) and Sonia, were invited to the special service. The Ashburton Branch has been proudly supporting Ashburton Primary School for six years.

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Helping Camberwell Lacrosse Club

Director Bob Stensholt and¬†Maggie, manager at our Ashburton Community Bank¬ģ ¬†branch, spent a great¬†afternoon at the Camberwell Lacrosse¬†Club. The club‚Äôs committee and members¬†welcomed a cheque for $1000. Over the¬†years, the Ashburton branch has contributed $7000 in¬†sponsorships and incentives to help¬†Camberwell Lacrosse become the great¬†club it is.

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Dancing for joy

The girls at Ceres¬†Calisthenics danced¬†for joy when our senior¬†manager, Nick Coker,¬†presented the club with¬†a sponsorship grant of¬†$2000. The Ashburton¬†Community Bank¬ģ¬†Branch continues to¬†support the club, with¬†grants to date reaching¬†$9000. This great¬†working relationship¬†continues to flourish

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