Skip to main content
We're here for you. Visit our COVID-19 help page for information on how we can help.
Close alert
Locate us 1300 236 344
Logon
Financial planningFuneral Bonds

Big Heart Project final tally announced

6 July 2017 |Appeals

Not only did Love Your Sister's Big Heart Project create the biggest heart in the world, but the generosity of the public saw them raise $2,535,680.25 for cancer research.

Bendigo Bank partners Prosegur finished counting 26 barrels of coins that filled the big heart at the Lyneham Netball Courts in Canberra on 10 May, with the final coin count $306,362.95 of the overall total.

Executive Engagement Innovation Robert Musgrove was not surprised by the overwhelming support for this event.

"As a longtime supporter and partner of Love your Sister, we were thrilled to be part of the recent world record attempt, with all 530 Bendigo Bank branches across Australia acting as collection points for the Big Heart Project donations.

"The staggering final tally really shows how much Connie and Samuel's determination and courage has captured the hearts and minds of Australians," Mr Musgrove said.

The Big Heart Project was the final fundraising act of Love your Sister brainchild Connie Johnson. Connie and her brother Sam have become two of Australia's leading advocates for breast cancer.

Connie's health has recently declined and she has stopped all treatment. The Big Heart Project was her chance to break the world record before taking time out to spend with her family.

Some interesting facts about the coin count from Prosegur:

  • Prosegur collected 26 barrels of coins.
  • The final tally of coins was $306,362.95.
  • There were 5,705,390 coins counted.
  • The total weight of these coins was 16668.801kg.
  • Initially a fundraiser to collect meters of five cent coins, there was 5,604,377 five cent coins counted, totalling $280,218.85 and weighing 15860.387kg.

Related Topics

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited, ABN 11 068 049 178 AFSL / Australian Credit Licence 237879. Any advice provided on this website is of a general nature only and does not take into account your personal needs, objectives and financial circumstances. You should consider whether it is appropriate for your situation. Please read the applicable Disclosure Documents before acquiring any product described on this website. Please also review our Financial Services Guide (FSG) before accessing information on this website. Information on this page can change without notice to you.

© Copyright 2020 Bendigo and Adelaide Bank