MORE than $24,000 has been given back to the local community during a special presentation at Scone RSL.
Scone and District Cancer Support Group, Transcare, Blandford Public School P&C Association, Murrurundi Community Men’s Shed, and Newcastle Legacy Fund Scone Group were just a few of the groups to receive a donation.
The donations were made through Regional Australia Bank’s Community Partnership Program.
Regional Australia Bank CEO Kevin Dupe said it was pleasing to be able to make a difference.
“We’re putting money back into the community, which is a really good thing,” he said.
“Community groups like the Cancer Support Group all do fantastic work.
“The Community Partnership Program awards event presented a great opportunity to celebrate the launch of our new brand, as the program reinforces just some of the ways we assist our customers and their communities.”
The last 5 years has seen the bank contribute over $1.5 million dollars to deserving community groups.
The Community Partnership Program works by customers opening a transaction account and selecting which group they would like to support.
Regional Australia Bank then calculates the average annual balance of all supporter’s accounts and donates 1 per cent of the total to the cause on the customers’ behalf, all without costing them a cent.
During the event, another special announcement was made by the Bank’s CEO. Following their regular sponsorship of the Stockman’s Challenge and Bush Festival in Murrurundi, Regional Australia Bank was announced as a Platinum Naming Rights Sponsor for the event.
Running over an entire weekend each February, the event was named a NSW Regional Flagship Event in 2013 – and it recently won the NSW Regional Achievement Award for Events & Tourism.
For the next two years, the festival will be known as ‘Regional Australia Bank King of the Ranges’ to reflect the bank’s particular involvement with, and support for, regional Australia.
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