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Bank supports Love Your Sister collect coins to cure cancer

6 December 2016 |Sponsorships & partnerships

Samuel and Connie Johnson may be well on their way to breaking another world record, but their work isn’t done yet, and Bendigo Bank is determined to help.

Within the first 48 hours of announcing their latest World Record attempt to make the longest line of five cent coins, the Love Your Sister duo received an overwhelming $264,000 in donations towards the Big Heart Project - that’s 5.27 million five cent coins equaling more than 102.2 kilometres.

And with the previous record for the longest line of five cent coins standing at an already impressive 75.4 kilometres, the brother and sister’s second attempt at a World Record is already a certainty.

Behind these astounding numbers is Mr Johnson’s inspiring mission to raise awareness and help find a cure for cancer, powered by his sister Connie’s personal battle with the illness.

The public can offload their spare change of any denomination at any Bendigo Bank branch across Australia to help Love Your Sister turn the $200,000 already raised in this campaign into the $500,000 target.

Bendigo Bank’s Executive Local Connection, Alexandra Tullio said it was no surprise to see the World Record was well on its way to already being achieved.

“It’s great to see Australians already getting behind such a great cause, and while they already have enough coins to break the World Record, we don’t think it should stop there,” Ms Tullio said.

“Finding a cure for cancer is worth the effort, so the more money we can raise for Love Your Sister and their Big Heart Project, the better.

“Across the Bendigo Bank branch network, we will be taking non-tax deductible donations, which will then be converted into 5 cent pieces by the Royal Australian Mint.

“Our Bank knows that people with a purpose make great things happen, so with every metre of five cent coins equal to $2.90, together let’s help Sam and Connie make every cent and every metre count.”

With the World Record attempt proposed to be officially broken on Valentine’s Day 2017, there’s still plenty of time to donate either in-branch or via direct deposit into the following account (please note, these types of donations will not be issued with a tax receipt):

Account name Love your Sister Inc.
BSB 633 000
Account Number 156977449
Reference Donor name

Alternatively, tax-deductible donations can be made via the Garvan Institute’s website - https://www.giving.garvan.org.au/makeadonation.

For more information, please visit www.loveyoursister.org

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