Canterbury Surrey Hills Community Finance Ltd

A big year for Hawthorn Amateur Football Club

It’s been a big year for Hawthorn Amateur Football Club, and the season’s not over yet.

With three rounds to go, two teams are eyeing off the finals again this season (after making their respective grand finals last season). The club’s Club 18 side is in finals contention this season too.

The club also celebrated 20 years this year, with a gala ball in May. And it hosted an annual mental health breakfast with representative from Headspace and One in Five. Simon Hogan (ex Geelong AFL footballer) was the guest speaker.

The Surrey Hills Community Bank® Branch has been fostering a strong relationship with the club for many years. And we have given back almost $40,000 to a club that’s also supporting us.

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Helping a club from the ground up

Camberwell Sharks Junior Football Club has 18 teams, ranging from under 9s to Colts, with teams for boys and girls. Our Canterbury, Ashburton, Surrey Hills and Balwyn Community Bank® branches have supported the club for many years, providing $50,000 in sponsorship to help build the club rooms.

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Happy to see us

Lions Club of Box Hill president, Robert Kahn, and vice president, Patricia Mills, were happy to see Nick Coker (CASH group senior manager) and Aaron Knott (Surrey Hills Community Bank® Branch manager) recently. Nick and Aaron presented the club with a cheque for $2,600. The club will use $1,600 to purchase a new marquee, to use during fundraising and working bee activities. The club received the other $1,000 simply because one of its members took out a home loan with us.

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Saving local lives

Community defibrillators save lives. Our local Community Bank® branches are on a mission to equip our local shopping centres and sporting areas with these amazing life saving devices. Easy to use and safe to operate, the defibrillators actually tell you what to do. Surrey Hills Community Bank® Branch Manager, Aaron, presented Cocco Latte Café owner Nalin with a defibrillator for the Surrey Hills shopping centres.

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New blood helps Surrey Park Football Club

It was a tight tussle right from the start when Surrey Park Football Club clashed with Nunawading. New player, Josh Hughes, got Surrey Park’s first goal and it was a sign of things to come. But the Nunawading players refused to give in. Just one point separated the teams with 10 minutes to play.

Surrey Park scored two quick goals in the dying minutes, and withstood a determined Nunadwading offense to hold on for the win. The final score was Surrey Park 13.10.88 defeated Nunawading 11.8.74.

The Surrey Hills Community Bank® is a proud sponsor of the Surrey Park Football Club.

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Working together to create beautiful things

Surrey Hills Community Bank® staff member, Adam, visited Our Holy Redeemer Primary School, to talk about building a partnership that benefits us both. Adam met with business manager Trish Fisher and Principal Liz McIntyre.

While he was there, Adam also spent some time admiring a student painting that won a state award.

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Let there be lights

South Yarra Football Club trained in the dark for over 8 years, until our Canterbury, Ashburton, Surrey Hills and Balwyn Community Bank® branches helped throw some light on the issue. We provided $25,000 over five years to build a new light tower.

CASH group director and CEO Dick Menting threw the switch on 24 April. He was joined by club president Bruce Hill (the driving force behind project), John Pesutto (Member for Hawthorn), David Cannizzo (CEO, Southern Football Netball League) and Matthew Thiessen (senior CSO at our Surrey Hills branch).

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Doing it for the kids

On Good Friday every year, the Box Hill Miniature Steam Rail Society holds an open day to raise money for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal. This year, they raised $6,104.95. The society has been running the open day since 1999, and so far they’ve raised $75,500.

The railway is also open the third Sunday. Children can ride the trains for a small amount, with all proceeds donated to various charities.

The Canterbury Surrey Hills Community Finance Group has supported the club over the years, most recently providing funds to help upgrade the picnic and BBQ areas.

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Relaxing in the shade

East Camberwell Tennis Club has been upgrading its clubhouse, with some help from the Canterbury, Ashburton, Surrey Hills and Ashburton Community Bank® branches. Club members now have a comfortable and shady deck for relaxing and watching some sets.

We’ve supported the club for many years. We provided $1000 sponsorship towards the deck and shade sail and a loan for some additional funds to complete the project.

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Hawthorn Amateur Football Club celebrates 20 years

Hawthorn Amateur Football Club held its annual ball at Kooyong Tennis Centre, to introduce the team for the 2015 season. From the squad of 40 announced a few weeks ago, the club introduced the 22 players and coach who will represent the club this season.

The club also celebrates 20 years this year. The ball was the perfect time to present life memberships to two members. One was the manager at our Surrey Hills Community Bank® branch, Aaron, who’s been involved with the club as a player and committee member since 1999.

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