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Communities profit from a better big bank

Communities profit from a better big bank

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It’s the time of the year when Bendigo Bank’s Community Bank® Branches are handing back their profits to their communities. And local schools, clubs and not for profit organisations are the big winners.

In July the Peacedale Community Bank® Branch held its sponsorship distribution night handing back $68,500 to their community.

“These funds come directly from the profits of our Pearcedale branch,” said Branch Manager Darryl Sutcliffe. “It was a great night celebrating leadership, support and the power of the volunteers who are making our community bigger and better.”

In May the three branches at Rye, Rosebud and Dromana held their sponsorship and grant night. They were joined by over 100 representatives from more than 50 local groups who shared an impressive $227,000.

“Nights like this don’t happen by accident” said Senior Branch Manager Gary Sanford. “Thanks to all who made the night possible, but most importantly to our customers. It is because you choose your Community Bank® branches of Rye, Rosebud or Dromana Bendigo Bank that we are able to extend this support all these community groups.”

“So tell your friends, tell your family, tell your colleagues and team mates. Get on board with Bendigo Bank and we can give back even more,” said Sanford.

Over in Narre Warren South, the branch presented $14,000 in community investment grants to their local community groups in July.

“Thank you to the community groups for your service and commitment to your local organisations,” said Narre Warren South Branch Manager, Sunny Chittajallu.

In August the Mt Eliza Community Bank® Branch is set to distribute $20,000 to their community at their Mt Eliza Community Pitch night. That branch teams-up with local businesses who add another $20,000 to the funding pool available to local groups on the night.

It’s a similar story around the country as the Community Bank® branches of Australia’s fifth largest retail bank hand back their profits to support their communities.

Find out more at: www.bendigobank.com.au or visit a Community Bank® branch near you.

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