New play equipment on way

Bullsbrook community kindergarten staff and children with their big cheque.
Bullsbrook community kindergarten staff and children with their big cheque.

West Australian communities have shared in $220,000 in funding for local projects as part of the campaign.

Bindoon Men’s Shed received $1500 towards a new work trailer for the group and Bullsbrook District High Schoo received $500 to put towards new interactive whiteboards.

The campaign selected three projects from every suburb or town in WA where a participating Bendigo branch operates.

Community members were asked to vote for their favourite project, to decide which should get the largest share of the funding.

Bullsbrook and Bindoon branch manager Ray Povey thanked everyone involved for their enormous support.

‘The community and Chittering Financial Services Limited really got behind the groups and showed their support every step of the way,’ Mr Povey said.

‘The kindergarten’s new playground will help the children with their motor and social skills and keep them active outside on safe and exciting new equipment.

‘This was particularly evident when John, chairman of the Men’s Shed, took to the local shops in Bindoon to get votes for his group.

‘Community Bank branches in WA have so far returned more than $11 million to local communities. But it’s only with the support of local people, who are passionate about improving the place they live in, that these projects can succeed.’

A morning tea was held to hand over the cheques to the winning community groups.

Mr Povey said each of the groups awarded was well deserving of the funds.