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Bank with Bendigo and the community benefits
Jun 28, 2017

Bank with Bendigo and the community benefits

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Did you know that you can reward Doncare by banking with Bendigo Bank?

Doncaster East and Templestowe Village Community Bank® branches are rewarding Doncare by contributing funds for each new loan or account opened by friends of Doncare.

For most of us, our community and our organisations seem to have nothing to do with banking. But when you choose to be a Bendigo Bank customer, you not only make a decision that benefits you, you also make one that benefits your community – which includes Doncare. That’s because with every savings or investment account, home loan or personal loan - in fact, any product and service Bendigo offer, 80% of the profits go back into our communities to support local clubs and organisations like Doncare.

Bendigo Bank have donated $286,000 to Doncare over the last several years to fund programs demonstrating their valuable commitment to return profits generated by the Templestowe Village & Doncaster East branches back to their local community in Manningham.

Recently, Geoff Roberts, Vice Chairman, Manningham Community Enterprises Ltd together with Chris Cahir, Branch Manager, Templestowe Village branch and Paul Thompson, Branch Manager, Doncaster East branch presented Doncare with three cheques totalling $39,799. Doreen advised “that the new Corolla will be used across most Doncare programs for client appointments and transport; to drive seniors to social outings, and for clients of the Family Services and Domestic Violence Assessment and Support programs to attend appointments, meetings or court. If we didn’t have a fleet of cars, these clients would not be able to receive a service”.

Social Support for Seniors programs provides a range of community based social & recreational opportunities for socially isolated seniors. The aim is to support the elderly to achieve an enjoyable, active, satisfying and rewarding quality of life through the provision of social support. Read more

The third grant from Bendigo Bank Doncaster East and Templestowe Village Community Grants Program went to “Winter Warmth”, a fund developed several years ago by local businessman, Des Galgut, to help local pensioners pay their electricity and gas bills during winter. Des has since become a Board Director for Doncare. Doncare auspices these funds for Winter Warmth and links in to clients through the Information and Crisis Support Intake Program.

Drop into your nearest Bendigo Bank branch at 900 Doncaster Road, Doncaster East – ph 9840 2028 or 128 James Street, Templestowe – ph 9846 1455 for more details on how you can make a difference to your own banking and join Doncare to support and strengthen your community. Enquire about banking with Bendigo Bank here


And make sure you mention that you’re with Doncare!