Bendigo Bank gives back

Canungra State School
Canungra State School

Photo gallery below. Photos by Emily Livingston.

Canungra State School P&C were one of nine community groups who received a total of $13,180 in funding through the Community Bank Canungra & District’s annual Pitch Night.

El McCullough and Jade Levier, presenting for the P&C and accompanied by children dressed as sunflowers, said the school desperately needed additional shade structures for outside events such as sports carnivals.

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“We would like a branded marquee because it can be overwhelming for our students to attend large sports carnivals and having an easily identifiable marquee would make a huge difference,” she said.

Other groups presenting on the night included Tamborine Lions Club, Turning Canungra Pink (Community Cancer Care), Beaudesert Lions Club, Moriarty Park and Canungra Chamber of Commerce.

Pitches are becoming more elaborate and entertaining each year the event is held, with the evening more like a community theatre rehearsal night or theatresports event.

The Canungra Area Golf Club set a new standard with another hilarious skit featuring the ‘Fairy Golfmother’ – a character who has been part of the Golf Club’s pitches for several years.

The Club was pitching for funding towards new flooring in the Club house.

All of the groups presenting on the night received the funding they requested.

Canungra & District Community Bank Chairperson, Janine Rockliff, congratulated all of the community groups on their inventive and entertaining pitches.

“We want the town to know that we support the community,” she said.

“The more people who bank with our Bendigo bank branch the more we can give back.”

“Our franchise agreement is that 80% of our profits go back to the community and that is exactly what we are doing here tonight.”

“We love that we are contributing to sun and water safety for students, as well as the many other projects we have been able to support tonight.”

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