The evidence of our supportive and generous community was once again on-show late last year when we put the call out to support our farmers in need.
With the help of our community, the Turramurra and Lindfield Community Bank branches of Bendigo Bank raised $20,750 for Rural Aid in support of our farmers, more than tripling our initial goal of $6,000.
We started with an idea to match our customer’s donations, dollar for dollar, up to $3,000. This rapidly grew legs, with eager staff starting “dress like a farmer” days in the branch to catch the attention of our customers.
It wasn’t just the customers attention that was attracted – a number of local community groups caught wind of what was happening within the branches and put their support behind our collection.
It was truly a community effort.