Gold coin donations enabled Heritage’s iconic annual calendar to raise more than $22,000 for five charities across south-east Queensland this year.
Each year since 1982, Heritage has chosen a prominent Queensland house to feature on its annual calendar, to help celebrate excellence in local architecture.
Heritage members pay a gold coin donation for a copy of the calendar. The proceeds are then donated to a number of charities each year.
The organisations to benefit this year were female homelessness charity Second Chance, children’s hospice Hummingbird House in Brisbane, Logan Community Neighbourhood Centre on the Gold Coast and Sunny Kids on the Sunshine Coast.
Heritage Bank Western Regional Sales and Service Manager Mr Ronald Franks presented a cheque for $4400 to Second Chance Treasurer and Co-founder Marjorie Morton earlier this year.
Ms Morton said, “Second Chance has a long history supporting projects that help homeless women secure a home and return to independent living.
“Without the combined support of the community and wonderful organisations like the Heritage Bank, we would not be able to provide these vital services.
“The kind contribution made by Heritage will help Second Chance provide around 80 food vouchers to women in need and give them hope for the future. “
Heritage CEO Peter Lock said, “The Heritage house calendar is a much-loved tradition that celebrates Queensland’s architectural history while supporting local charities and community groups.
“The calendar attracts strong support year after year, not only from Heritage customers but the wider community.
“Thanks to their support, we are able to donate much-needed funds to assist these wonderful charities continue the important work they do for the community.”