Rockingham and Port Kennedy not-for-profit groups get help from Bankwest staff on Give One Corporate Volunteering Day


Bankwest volunteers helped out at a Port Kennedy resident who had been diagnosed with breast cancer.
Bankwest volunteers helped out at a Port Kennedy resident who had been diagnosed with breast cancer.

IT was not a typical day in the office when Bankwest staff participated in Give One Corporate Volunteering Day.

The November 8 event involved more than 100 Bankwest colleagues volunteering at different not-for-profit organisations around Perth.

Teams boarded several buses and set out to spend a full day volunteering with the main aim of the day giving back to the community.

Volunteers visited Baptistcare in Rockingham because social interaction is important in aged care facilities.

They accompanied 20 residents during a special pamper session that treated them to professional foot and neck massages and manicures.

Volunteers also played garden games with residents.

Another team was sent out to a private home in Port Kennedy to assist a client of Breast Cancer Care WA who has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Volunteers helped with jobs including weeding the garden, raking leaves, levelling soil in preparation for turf, pulling out old reticulation, assembling a swing set for her children and relocating a frangipani tree.

Manager corporate engagement Tara Burke said it was a fantastic day for the not-for profit organisations and volunteers who were able to contribute to such worthy causes.

Visit https://corporatevolunteers.org.au for more information.

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