Thursday, July 4, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Thank You To Community Volunteers From Bendigo Community Bank Cannonvale-Proserpine

When you choose to bank with Bendigo Community Bank Cannonvale-Proserpine good things happen in our community.
Over the past eight years, the locally owned and operated Bendigo Community Bank has supported a range of regional not-for-profit organisation activities by investing just over $201,500.
This year alone, the Branch has provided nominal sponsorship funds to sporting clubs, community groups, and regional events. Most weekends, Whitsunday locals will also see the Branch’s fully equipped BBQ Community Trailer out and about.
“Our ability to invest back into the community that supports us is based on our unique Bendigo Community Bank ‘profit-with-a-purpose’ model. A percentage of profit generated by our branch goes back into the Whitsundays community. The more the community banks with us, the greater the investment back can become” said Community Bank Cannonvale-Proserpine Chairman Mark Henry.
The Branch recognises and celebrates our volunteers, the lifeblood of our local sporting clubs, community and not-for-profit groups, arts and culture scene.
“Volunteers are the driving force of our community. Often unsung heroes, putting in the hours and freely giving their expertise so the rest of us can engage and enjoy the activities and programs they provide.  We acknowledge their passion and commitment and encourage everyone to consider volunteering – there are so many opportunities available to get involved, find a meaningful role, and make a difference,” said Mark.
Bendigo Community Bank Cannonvale-Proserpine are proud sponsor a number of up-and-coming events and look forward to seeing everyone there:
   • Airlie Beach Triathlon (27 & 28 July, Coral Sea Marina).
   • The Great Barrier Reef Festival (1-4 August, Airlie Beach).
   • The Great Barrier Reef Festival Arts Exhibition, curated by Creative Connections. The Branch has sponsored the People’s Choice Award (1-5 August, Whitsunday Sailing Club).
   • Whitsunday Writers Festival and their closing event, the Local Author Long Lunch (6-8 September).
   • Paul Bowman Challenge junior rugby league non-competitive under 9’s carnival involving 70 teams (14-15 September).
   • Australian Senior Dirt Track Championships, organised by Whitsunday Dirt Riders (5-6 October).
Applications for sponsorship and the Community Trailer are now open. Sponsorship funds are limited, and the application process is competitive with clear criteria. Email the Branch’s Board Secretariat on for more information.

Caption: The Show Whitsunday exhibit. Photo supplied

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