2017 Staff Grant Recipients

The staff at Turramurra and Lindfield Community Bank branches feel privileged to be able to support some amazing organisations, charities, schools, and clubs within the local community through their place of work.  See below the list of recipients of the 2017 Staff Grants.

Lindfield Football Club –Defibrillators for the Oldies!

“Thank you to Bendigo for their support of our project to make defibrillators available at all over 35 and 45-year-old games. It is very commendable that Bendigo Bank returns 80% of its profit to our community through various grants and awards. Lindfield Football Club is proud to be a customer of Bendigo Bank.”

For more information on Lindfield Football Club visit: www.lfc.asn.au/

Bendigo Staff Member: Vikki Atkins


Killara West Pymble Rugby Club
“KWP Rugby would like to say a big thank you to Bendigo Bank for their ongoing support of our club and community. Bendigo Banks generous donation of $500 will assist our club with grassroots rugby.”
KWP is a Gordon District village Rugby club with over 150 members from the Killara / West Pymble area. We have teams playing from under 5’s – over 35’s.

For more information on Killara West Pymble Rugby Club visit: www.kwprugby.com/

Bendigo Staff Member: Murray McDonnell


Warrawee Public School – Shopping Program
“Bendigo Banks very generation donation will allow one of our support classes to participate in a community access shopping program. Real life experiences enrich awareness and assist students to better understand their world. This program will focus on numeracy, literacy, road safety awareness, communication and social skill development. In order to implement this program, we require extra SLSO support and this donation will greatly assist in funding that support.”

For more information on Warrawee Public School visit: www.warrawee-p.schools.nsw.edu.au/home

Bendigo Staff Member: Mercedes Durante




St Ives Rotary Club – Supporting St Judes
“Please accept our deepest thanks for choosing St Jude’s for this very generous donation! I know the Turramurra and Lindfield branches do a lot of good work supporting the local Ku-ring-gai community. And now your generosity will also reach the local community of Arusha, where our school is providing free, quality education to 1,800 children who are most in need. From everyone at St Jude’s, thanks so much.”

For more information on St Ives Rotary visit: www.stivesrotary.org.au

Bendigo Staff Member: Diana Smith


Roseville Junior Rugby Club
“Roseville Junior Rugby Club is very appreciative of the generous support provided by the Turramurra and Lindfield Community Bank branches. For a small club like ours, it is difficult to obtain sponsorship so it is particularly special for us to have their support. Without help like this, young players would not have access to good jerseys and up to date equipment.”

For more information on Roseville Junior Rugby visit: www.rosevillerugby.com.au/

Bendigo Staff Member: Warren Dwyer


Early Ed

“The generous donation of Turramurra and Lindfield Community Bank branches helps EarlyEd continue to fund family support services to those families who have just received a diagnosis of disability for their child and others in need. The evidence shows that when parents receive early emotional support, their children can have better outcomes due to the early intervention services.”

For more information on Early Ed visit: www.earlyed.com.au/

Bendigo Staff Member: Michele Ferris


Trish Multiple Sclerosis Research Foundation.

“Turramurra Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank continues to make a significant, very valued contribution to the Trish Multiple Sclerosis Research Foundation.

Branch staff members have chosen the Trish Foundation as their nominated charity for Staff Grants, which has given our funds for research a great boost.

The Foundation is very grateful for the exceptional support the staff and Turramurra Community Bank Branch has given our cause for such a long time”.

For more information on Trish MS Research Foundation visit: www.trishmsresearch.org.au/

Bendigo Staff Member: Sharon Franke



Cromehurst School
“The Turramurra and Lindfield Community Bank have been fantastic supporters of our Cromehurst community both in terms of practical day-to-day banking needs but also the provision of very generous grants. These grants have enabled us to continue to improve the facilities for the children at the school. Most importantly all the bank staff are incredibly supportive and interested in whatever we are up to and always willing to go above and beyond to help us in any way they can.”

For more information on Cromehurst School visit: www.cromehurst-s.schools.nsw.edu.au/

Bendigo Staff Member: Brenda Naylor



Save Marian St Theatre
Marian Street Theatre was left with no choice but stretch resources and rent temporary space in Gordon when Ku-ring-gai council closed the theatre at 2 Marian Street, Killara in December 2013. This was following advice to council that the site is unsafe. Since this time the MST has been fighting to return to their iconic home in Killara. The grant from Turramurra and Lindfield Community Bank will be used to assist in the campaign to Save Marion St Theatre.

For more information on Marion St Theatre visit: www.mstyp.org.au/

Bendigo Staff Member: Annie Dobe



Hornsby RSL Squadron Australian Air League
“My family have been involved with the air league for seven years and I am only too happy to be able to give something back to the organisation that has given so much to me. The funds are going to be used for squadron training camps and recruitment of new members.”

For more information on the Australian Air League visit: www.airleague.com.au

Bendigo Staff Member: Alex Milford



Warrawee Wildcats Netball – Helping us to get new equipment!
“Thanks for a lovely evening and to you Karen for choosing our netball club as the recipient of your grant – your generosity is appreciated.”

For more information on Warrawee Wildcats visit: http://warraweewildcats.com/

Bendigo Staff Member: Karen Chivas


If you would like to know more about the grants available via Turramurra and Lindfield Community Bank Branches, please contact us at turramurra@bendigobank.com.au or call: (02) 9488 9496