Supporting our farmers

With the help of the local community our Turramurra and Lindfield Community Bank® branches have managed to raise a whopping  $20,750 for Rural Aid in support of our farmers, more than tripling our initial goal of $6,000.

What started as an idea to match our customers donations, dollar for dollar, up to $3,000 grew with “dress as a farmer” days in the branch to catch the attention of our customers.  A number of local community groups caught wind of what we were up to and put their support behind our collection.  It was truly a community effort.

While we are thrilled with this result we haven’t given up on supporting our farmers – we have just changed direction.  We are currently running an in-branch collection of non-perishable food items, household cleaning products, toiletries and dog food in support of one of our customers who is organising a group of volunteers to provide “hands on” support to the farming community of Eurimbla.  The ‘Share the Load’ initiative will be held between November 22 and 27.

The community of Ku-ring-gai is certainly getting behind our farming communities and so are we.