Heritage Bank shares more than $40,000 with local community
Nine local charities,
including YellowBridge Queensland, today received a share of the $41,250 raised
by Heritage Bank’s annual Charity Golf Day last December.
Heritage CEO Peter Lock
today visited YellowBridge’s Men’s Shed in Station Street, Toowoomba, to hand
over the proceeds from the event to representatives of nine community
Mr Lock said the
incredible success of the Heritage Charity Golf Day had now pushed total
donations to worthy Toowoomba organisations past $650,000.
“In the 19-year history
of this event, we’ve now distributed a total of $661,000 to charities and
deserving organisations around the Toowoomba region,” Mr Lock said.
“That’s something we’re
very proud of, because supporting our customers and our community is what
Heritage is all about.
“Thanks to our
financial assistance, these grassroots organisations can do even more to help
those who need it most and to make our community a better place for everyone.”
The YellowBridge Men’s
Shed is a not-for-profit enterprise that works exclusively with people with a
disability, helping them learn new manual arts skills and build friendships.
They will use the
$8,000 grant from Heritage to install a much-needed dust extractor and ceiling
fans, and buy essential tools and equipment.
“We were so surprised
and thrilled to be chosen by the Charity Golf Day Committee this year as one of
its eight grant recipients,” YellowBridge Queensland Chief Executive Officer
Penny Hamilton said.
“This donation will
make a huge difference to what we can offer our clients in the Men’s Shed.”
Other recipients today
are as follows:
Emerikus Land Foundation, $2,000
Essilor Vision Foundation, $5,000
Food Assist Toowoomba, $9,750
Oakey Girl Guides, $3,500
Oakey Pony Club, $5,000
Toowoomba PCYC, $2,000
St Stephens Toowoomba Meals on Wheels, $5,000
Toowoomba and District Multiple Birth