Canterbury Surrey Hills Community Finance Ltd

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® 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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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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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 – 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® 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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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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East Camberwell Baptist Church had a farm …

Hannah and Jacob from our Canterbury Community Bank® Branch dropped in to the East Camberwell Baptist Church’s 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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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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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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