Canterbury Surrey Hills Community Finance Ltd

Building new partnerships

Our Surrey Hills Community Bank® Branch is working hard to build new partnerships with groups in our community. We’ve just started working with the navy cadets of TS Melbourne and their families. We recently helped the group with a fundraising sausage sizzle and raffle, providing the sausages and a $200 account as one of the raffle prizes.

John Bergin, one of our business development managers, was happy to turn some sausages.

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A facelift for Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre

The staff and volunteers at Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre are very happy with their newly refurbished centre (thanks to the City of Boroondara). The office is now a more customer friendly space, with more room for everyone to work. The Chandler Room also got a facelift—there are new thermal windows (to keep it warm in winter and cool in summer), more storage and a new door.

The Surrey Hills Community Bank® Branch has been proudly supporting the centre for over 10 years.

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Deepdene Bears looking to go back to back

The Deepdene Bears Cricket Club first XI won their second top level ECA Dunstan Shield Premiership in four years, taking the top prize in 2015. They are looking to repeat this feat, with plans for back-to-back wins. Halfway through the season, they sit in the top half of the leader board, giving them a real chance of achieving their dream.

Not to be out done, the seconds team won the Armstrong Shield in 2015 and are also making another charge this year.

Deepdene Bears Cricket Club committee, players and supporters would like to thank and acknowledge their sponsors including the Surrey Hills Community Bank® Branch.

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Two things at once

The students at Surrey Hills Primary School have been getting fit and raising money for a good cause. The school’s 415 students raised $7,659.42 as part of the Jump Rope for Heart campaign, which gets kids active as they raise money for heart disease programs.

The Surrey Hills Community Bank® Branch has been fostering a strong relationship with the school for 11 years.

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All you need to know about buying a home

The CASH Group partnered with the Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV), to hold a free home buyer seminar at Richmond Town Hall for over 80 attendees. Speakers from Bendigo Bank and REIV covered topics such as the state of the market, bidding at auction (including a mock auction), financing a home and negotiating a contract of sale.

Our managers Nick Coker and Aaron Knott were on hand to field the many questions and enquiries on what proved to be an insightful night for our customers.

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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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Something for everyone at the Surrey Hills Music Festival

Dean (from our Surrey Hills Community Bank® Branch) recently presented John Fleming (Music Festival Coordinator) with a cheque for $5,000 for the Surrey Hills Music Festival. It’s the premier community music event in the area and our Surrey Hills Branch is a proud sponsor.

It began as a multi-arts festival, before becoming a dedicated music festival 6 years ago. But it’s more than just the music. Workshops, food, dance and community spirit combine to create this inclusive, engaging festival that takes place right here in the heart of Surrey Hills.


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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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Surrey Park Lacrosse in the Victorian finals

Surrey Park Lacrosse hosted the Victorian lacrosse finals at Mont Albert Reserve in late August 2015.  The Surrey Park senior men’s team was in the Division 2 final against Williamstown. Unfortunately for Surrey Park, Williamstown was the better team on the day, winning 22-8.

Luckily, the rest of the day was a big success, with teams playing at Mont Albert Reserve from 9:00am until 5:00pm. And thanks to the weather, people ate plenty of hot food.

Our Surrey Hills Community Bank® Branch is proud to sponsor Surrey Park Lacrosse.

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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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