Bank helps Lions de­liver Car­ols by Can­dle­light

Benalla Ensign - - Front Page - By Simon Rup­pert

Work­ers of the Bendigo Bank pre­sented the Be­nalla Lions Club with a cheque to help fund this year’s Car­ols by Can­dle­light on Mon­day.

Car­ols by Can­dle­light or­gan­iser Lion Graham Mil­ner said fi­nan­cial sup­port was es­sen­tial in or­der to make sure it re­mained a free event.

‘‘It’s ex­tremely im­por­tant that we know where our fi­nances are com­ing from to be able to run a com­mu­nity event like Car­ols by Can­dle­light,’’ Mr Mil­ner said.

‘‘The com­mu­nity car­ols is an event where peo­ple can come along and there is no cost at all.

‘‘All we ask for is a gold coin do­na­tion that cov­ers some of our costs.’’

Bendigo Bank cus­tomer re­la­tion­ship of­fi­cer Janelle Hos­sack said it was great to be able to sup­port Car­ols by Can­dle­light.

‘‘We ac­tu­ally have a sub­sidiary called Com­mu­nity Sec­tor Bank­ing, they of­fer us funds for the prod­ucts that we sign our cus­tomers up for,’’ Ms Hos­sack said.

‘‘We get a por­tion of that, and we were lucky enough to be able to al­lo­cate some of those funds to sup­port Car­ols by Can­dle­light.

‘‘I think for Bendigo Bank its very im­por­tant to sup­port clubs like Lions and events like the car­ols be­cause that’s our brand and what we do.’’

Car­ols by Can­dle­light will once again be held in the Botan­i­cal Gar­dens, on Sun­day, De­cem­ber 16, from 7 pm.

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