Canterbury Surrey Hills Community Finance Ltd

Encouraging kids to ‘Come & Try’

 

Hawthorn Cricket Club recently held a Multicultural Kids Come & Try Day, inviting local kids from non-English speaking backgrounds to try Australia’s favourite game – cricket. The CASH group has a long partnership with the club, so our senior manager, Nick Coker, and Canterbury Community Bank® 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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Even the big kids need some help

Staff from the Canterbury Community Bank® Branch recently attended Swinburne University’s Welcome Back week activities. Staff members Nick, Craig, Casey, Ashley and Hannah went along to speak about student banking. They also had some great giveaways and information packs to distribute. Along with the Bendigo Bank ATM, this is just another way our Community Bank® branches are working to make banking on campus more convenient.

We are also working with the university and some of its students, on a project for the CASH group. We’ve contracted some students to build a database and reporting capability for our many sponsored organisations. The students will gain valuable real-world experience, and we have a better way of managing information.

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A big serve for Box Hill Tennis Club

Canterbury Community Bank® Branch’s Jacob Gordon and Senior manager Nick Coker attended the Box Hill Tennis Club AGM in July 2015. They served up a $2,000 cheque to help the club purchase new signage and netting for the club’s home courts.

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Heart starters on Maling Road

Maling Road is a popular destination for a heart starter. But now there’s a different kind of heart starter available on Maling Road – an Automatic External Defibrillation (AED) device. Craig (from the Canterbury Community Bank® Branch) was on hand to present the device to Maling Road Business Association representatives Irwin and Margaret.

The device, which is accessible in the local IGA supermarket, increases the chance of survival for someone experiencing cardiac arrest. The Canterbury Community Bank® Branch partnered with the Defib your Club For Life organisation to make this life saving equipment available in our local community.

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Going casual for a good cause

Our Canterbury Community Bank® Branch was a sea of red on Friday 26 June, as the staff and the branch went casual to raise money for cystic fibrosis. We raised $40, which was a great effort for our small but dedicated team.

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Bring your bats and balls

Managers and staff from the Surrey Hills and Canterbury Community Bank® branches visited two local schools in October to present sports packs (each with a retail value of $3,500). Aaron (from the Surrey Hills Community Bank® Branch) presented a pack to Surrey Hills Primary School, while Craig (from the Canterbury Community Bank® Branch) presented a pack to Chatham Primary School.

The packs are just another way we are handing back 60 per cent of our profits to the local groups that support us when they open an account or transfer their banking. Pop into one of our branches to find out how we can work together to help your school, club or organisation.

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Teaching a dog new tricks

Kim, Margaret and Keldrie (the kelpie) from the Victorian Obedience Dog Club visited our Canterbury Community Bank® branch. Kim and Margaret accepted a sponsorship cheque from staff member Hannah, which the club will use to lay some new non-slip floors in the club rooms. Keldrie showed off the new tricks she’s learnt from trainer and mum, Kim.

The club will hold a family fun day on Sunday 7 June. Lunch starts at 12pm.

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Helping via the web

Interchange Inner East recently upgraded its website, making it easier for parents of a child with a disability to find out about the organisation and its services. The Canterbury Community Bank® branch contributed $1500 towards the project.

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