Com­mu­nity groups can bank on help­ing hand

The Cairns Post - - NEWS - ALI­CIA NALLY

SIX lucky Far North or­gan­i­sa­tions have shared in more than $13,000 to help con­tinue their es­sen­tial work in the com­mu­nity.

The Far North Queens­land Hos­pi­tal Foun­da­tion, South Cairns Aus­tralian Foot­ball & Sport­ing Club, Cairns Hockey As­so­ci­a­tion, Dou­glas Shire His­tor­i­cal Society, Can­cer Coun­cil’s Cairns branch and the Trop­i­cal North Steiner School Inc each re­ceived at least $1300.

The cash was pro­vided by Build­ing Ac­tive Con­nected Com­mu­ni­ties in af­fil­i­a­tion with Bendigo and Ade­laide Bank. The bank’s Far North Queens­land re­gional com­mu­nity man­ager Ross Grow­cott said Cairns and Port Dou­glas com­mu­nity groups were recog­nised this week.

“It is a re­ally spe­cial part of this job where we get to give back to those in the com­mu­nity who are do­ing won­der­ful things,” he said.

“To date, there has been $68,825 in to­tal pay­ments made.”

CASH BOOST: Carol Clif­ford (YAPS), Gra­ham and Janet Koch from the Dr. Ed­ward Koch Foun­da­tion, state man­ager Bendigo Bank Gavin Holden, An­drew Cornes of (BACC) FNQ Ltd, Na­dine Gray of Can­cer Coun­cil Queens­land, Lind­say McDon­nell of the Far North Queens­land Hos­pi­tal Foun­da­tion and Philip Densper of Cairns Trin­ity Ro­tary.

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