Canterbury Surrey Hills Community Finance Ltd

Giving local youth ‘The Edge’

Every year our Ashburton Community Bank® Branch supports The Edge Community Fund’s Easter raffle. The Edge uses the funds to support youth in our local area. We displayed the hamper in our Ashburton Branch and staff encouraged ticket sales. Staff members, Kathy and Sonia, were only too happy to help draw the winning ticket.

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Supporting Ashburton Bowls Club

Maggie, manager of our Ashburton Community Bank® Branch, visited Ashburton Bowls Club this week to hand over a cheque for $1,000. The cheque is our way of thanking the club’s supporters for coming to us for their banking needs. A supporter recently settled a home loan with our Ashburton Branch, so we’ve 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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Starting the day with a good breakfast…

There was a big turnout at our recent business breakfast, held at MCC Kew, despite the early start. Guests associated with our Ashburton Community Bank® Branch enjoyed a great breakfast, and learned about our continuing commitment to the local community.

If you are interested in attending our next business breakfast, please contact Nick Coker on 0438 541 337.

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Building something bigger

Our Community Bank® branches are all about building relationships in our community. Maggie and Tim from our Ashburton Community Bank® 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’s principal, Coralee Pratt, and sports teacher, Johnno. The packages contain balls and other sports equipment with our logo and the school’s logo.

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New facilities for Waverley Hockey Club

Waverley Hockey Club has been refurbishing its facilities, with some help from our Ashburton Community Bank® Branch. Nick Coker, our senior manager, attended the club’s Equality Day in early August and presented a cheque for $3,500. Most of the funds ($2,500) will go towards new BBQ facilities; the other $1,000 was an incentive payment from us because one of the club’s members recently settled a loan at our Ashburton Branch.

The Ashburton Branch is a long term supporter of this great club.

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Helping Camberwell Lacrosse Club

Director Bob Stensholt and Maggie, manager at our Ashburton Community Bank®  branch, spent a great afternoon at the Camberwell Lacrosse Club. The club’s 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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Helping young people identify their strengths

Local community organisation, Camcare, is planning a ‘Love Bites’ program for high school students (aged 15-17 years). The program aims to help young people build ‘respectful relationships’. 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® Branch manager, Maggie, were only too happy to help with this important program. They recently presented a cheque for $5,000 to Camcare’s 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® 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® 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’s upcoming ‘Hoop Time’ sports program.

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School banking at St Michael's

Maggie and Sonia from our Ashburton Community Bank® branch spent an afternoon with the children and parents of St Michael’s,using our Piggy Accounts to highlight the importance of school banking.

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