Canterbury Surrey Hills Community Finance Ltd

Grant for Hawthorn Community Gardens

The Hawthorn Community Gardens operate at two sites in Hawthorn, encouraging organic vegetable gardening and the opportunity for members of the community to engage. We are pleased to have provided a grant to this group for the installation of a rain water harvesting system to fill the existing water tanks. Casey Etherton, Manager Canterbury Community Bank¬ģ Branch and Senior Manager, Nick Coker recently attended a Christmas celebration and presented a cheque in recognition of our support.

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Cupcakes for a cause

Cupcakes for a cause.

The Canterbury Community Bank recently presented a group of Year 11 girls from Canterbury Girls Secondary College with a Wish Gift Card to support their small business initiative. The girls were required to organise and operate a small business stall as part of the schools Business Fair. The girls undertook to make and sell cupcakes.

The profits raised from the event were donated to not-for-profit organisation, ‚ÄėCultural Infusion‚Äô. Cultural Infusion works with schools, youth and the arts to promote cultural harmony for a more cohesive and richer society.

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Kris Kindl- bringing the community together

Maling Road was full of festive cheer at the Annual Kris Kindl Festival. A sunny summer evening provided the perfect setting for people to enjoy all the activities and culinary indulgences on offer. We are proud to be a major sponsor of this event. Piggy made a special appearance and together with Canterbury Community Bank¬ģ branch Manager Casey Etherton a cheque for $5,000 was presented to the Maling Road Business Association President Nicola Bergelin.

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Christmas celebration gone to the dogs

The Victorian Obedience Dog Club celebrated the year with a Christmas party at Surrey Park.¬†Dogs and their owners got into the spirit, donning their Christmas attire. CASH group director, Damien Hudson awarded the prize for the best dressed. And Casey Etherton, Customer Relationship Manager at our Canterbury Community Bank¬ģ Branch, drew out the winners of the raffle.

And we didn’t go away empty handed either. The club presented Damien and Casey with an appreciation award, thanking the CASH group for our sponsorship over the years.

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Women's Football and Netball teams at Canterbury FC.

Casey Etherton, Manager of the¬†Canterbury Community Bank¬†branch recently presented the¬†Canterbury Football Club President,¬†B.J. Lashbrook a cheque for $3,000.¬†Funds provided by the Community¬†Bank¬ģ will be used to support the¬†establishment of a female football¬†team to play in the 2017 season. In¬†addition to this they are expanding¬†the club to include three netball¬†teams, positioning the club as a¬†true community sporting club.

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Kris Kindl festival on Maling Road

The first Friday in December is always a great time to be on Maling Road in Canterbury. Every year, the street closes for the Kris Kindl festival ‚Äď a great way to kick off the festive¬†season.

The CASH group proudly sponsors and supports this long standing community event. Casey, Customer Relationship Manager at our Canterbury Community Bank¬ģ Branch, presented a cheque for $5,500 to Nicola Bergelin, the President of the Maling Road Business Association.

It was a hot evening, but the turnout was great again, with plenty of food and rides, and musical acts to sing and dance along with. CASH group directors and our Canterbury branch staff members Casey, Ashley and Jacob got in on the fun, handing out balloons. Piggy also made a special visit, giving out hugs to young and old.

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Jinx and Jasper- off with the pixies.

The Community Bank¬ģ recently¬†provided the prizes for a competition¬†run by Canterbury Stationeers to¬†nominate the most interesting or¬†whimsical name for the characters¬†featured in the beautiful Canterbury¬†Station mural.¬†The mural was created by artist¬†Hayden Dewar. The winning names¬†are ‚ÄėJinx‚Äô for the pixie and ‚ÄėJasper‚Äô for¬†the boy, chosen by competition¬†winners Caitlin Matthews and Jenna¬†Kohari.

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East Camberwell Baptist Church had a farm …

Hannah and Jacob from our Canterbury Community Bank¬ģ Branch dropped in to the East Camberwell Baptist Church‚Äôs market day on the weekend. While they were there, they presented a cheque for $550 to Pastor Murray Hogg. The church used our sponsorship to organise an animal farm, which is always such a big hit with the children.

 

 

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Supporting local Families.

The Boroondara Family Network provides support to families with newborn babies and young children. The group is coordinated by experienced volunteers who make regular home visits to families who don’t have social or family networks to support them. Volunteers provide assistance with parenting, providing advice on everyday issues and support with problems which can arise when a new baby arrives in the family. ¬†The Community Bank¬ģ is very pleased to support this vital service. Our contribution will allow the network to increase the number of clients they can service.

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Encouraging kids to ‚ÄėCome & Try‚Äô

 

Hawthorn Cricket Club recently held a Multicultural Kids Come & Try Day, inviting local kids from non-English speaking backgrounds to try Australia‚Äôs favourite game ‚Äď cricket. The CASH group has a long partnership with the club, so our senior manager, Nick Coker, and Canterbury Community Bank¬ģ Branch staff members, Casey and Jacob, headed down to support the event.

We commend the club’s efforts to make our community more inclusive. And we look forward to partnering with Hawthorn Cricket Club on future special projects and events.

 

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