Com­mu­nity group and Bendigo hit $1m mark

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS - Shane Ni­chols

ONE mil­lion dol­lars – that’s how much lo­cal char­ity Build­ing Ac­tive Con­nected Com­mu­ni­ties (BaCC) has dis­trib­uted in its six years.

It has helped around 200 or­gan­i­sa­tions, in­clud­ing a great many in Dou­glas Shire.

BaCC works hand in hand with the Bendigo Bank – as groups such sport­ing clubs and other not-for-prof­its refer mem­bers and sup­port­ers to the bank, then the bank sends a pro­por­tion of the on­go­ing trail­ing com­mis­sions to BaCC, which dis­trib­utes it back to the clubs.

In Port Dou­glas this week BaCC and Bendigo Bank proudly cel­e­brated reach­ing the mil­lion dol­lar mark in the Cairns re­gions.

They passed sub­stan­tial grants to the Port Dou­glas Ten­nis Club and Port Dou­glas State School, as well as a host of che­ques in the reg­u­lar in­come dis­tri­bu­tion to var­i­ous clubs and or­gan­i­sa­tions.

Seems like a win-win for ev­ery­one.

If you look af­ter a club or other not-for-profit have a look at BaCC’s face­book page to see how you could also tap into this fundrais­ing sys­tem. ONCE more the drums are beat­ing with tales tall and true of life in the balmy trop­ics well be­fore seven AM…. Come on mi­cro­light guys, go out to sea..

Pic­ture: SHANE NI­CHOLS

Build­ing Ac­tive Con­nected Com­mu­ni­ties pre­sen­ta­tion in Port Dou­glas

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