Heathcote boasts a fantastic playground thanks to a lot of hard work from the Lions Club of Heathcote and City of Greater Bendigo. We were proud to offer the Lions a $17,000 grant to assist in the upgrades.
One of our favourite projects of 2015 was helping the Heathcote Quilters get together and craft 44 beautiful quilts for our local RSL veterans. We were proud to sponsor $700 to enable this to happen.
Heathcote Primary School’s Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program
We’re big supporters of the fantastic work being achieved by local students through the SAKGP at Heathcote Primary School and we’ve played a role in the program from the very beginning by providing a sponsorship of tables and chairs from Jimmy Possum Bendigo. In 2014, 6 lucky Heathcote Primary students had a morning in the kitchen with Masterchef winner Brent Owens. We organised the visit as a celebration of the schools Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden reaching completion after a $10,000 grant made possible by our customers.
Heathcote Artists Inc.
Heathcote Artists were able to run a series of ‘Come & Try’ days thanks to a grant from Heathcote & District Community Bank® branch. The program allowed community members that could not usually afford art classes to try out a number of different techniques.
Heathcote Fire Brigade
Heathcote Fire Brigade are the proud new owners of a thermal imaging camera thanks to a grant of $10,000 from Heathcote & District Community Bank® Branch as part of our 2015 grants program. Photo courtesy of McIvor Times.
Image credit: McIvor TImes
We’re committed to supporting our local farmers through education and quality financial products.
Our second annual Farmer’s lunch was once again a hit, this year with Meteorologist and TV weather presenter Jane Bunn headlining the day. Guests were also treated to educational talks on livestock feeding methods and nutrition as well as equipment finance and farm management deposits.
The morning wrapped up with a free sausage sizzle from the Lions Club of Heathcote and a cold beer from local brewery Cornella Real.