Cromehurst Foundation – Raises over $60,000 for School and Vital Independent Living Skills Program.

For many years the Turramurra and Lindfield Community Bank branches have been proud supporters of the Cromehurst School which caters for students from the age of four to the completion of year 12 in the moderate to severe range of intellectual disability.

The Foundation receives no government funding, and the annual Golf Day and Gala Dinner is one of the major fundraising events that enable the Foundation to keep operating the invaluable Vital Independent Living Skills program that is conducted at the Cottage next to the School.  This year’s event raised over $60,000.

As a mother of two children who attend Cromehurst School, Karen Hickmott, President of the P&C, knows well the impact that fundraising such as this makes to the school and to the students who ultimately benefit.

“We have been very lucky to receive grants from the Turramurra and Lindfield Community Bank branches.  The recent Community Grant for $5,500 will be going towards the installation of playground equipment in our senior playground.  In addition to the practical, financial and administrative support we received from the bank for our recent Golf Day, I have just found out that Brenda, under the staff grants scheme has pledged a further grant of $500.

“These grants have made a significant contribution to our goals of continuing to improve the facilities within the school”, said Karen.

Not only are the Turramurra and Lindfield Community Bank branches strong financial supporters of both the Cromehurst School and Foundation, we have also built a valuable banking relationship with Cromehurst since they made the decision to move their accounts to Bendigo Bank.  “The Turramurra and Lindfield Community Bank branches have been absolutely invaluable with their financial and practical support of our fundraising efforts over the last couple of years”, said Karen.

“We have made use of the Community POS facility at our golf days greatly saving costs and providing flexibility with payment options at the event.  We have also been invited to functions that have enabled us to not only network with other local community groups but also learn about grants that were available and which we have been successful in receiving.

But most of all the staff have been incredibly supportive, interested in what we are doing and willing to help us in any way that they can.”

If you would like to find out how you can contribute to the Cromehurst School, or Foundation, or would like more information about their services, please contact the school on 9416 9281.