Greater Bank, along with its employees and customers, has raised almost $109,000 to help farming families across the New England region as they battle with the ongoing reality caused by the worst drought on record.
The total combines Greater Bank’s corporate donation of $100,000 with an additional $8,750.35 raised by staff and customers through its Flanno for a Farmer initiative.
The funds raised will be used by Drought Angels to provide both financial and wellbeing support to those in need across the New England, as well as other drought-affected regions across NSW and South-East Queensland.
Greater Bank’s Group Executive Sales Marketing & Distribution, Craig Newham, was impressed with the generosity and commitment to the cause shown by both employees and customers.
“We operate across a range of regions, including the New England, that are currently facing hardship as a result of the drought and have seen first hand the devastating impact this is having on families and communities,” Mr Newham said.
Our business, people and customers are passionate about this cause and through this collective effort, we know Drought Angels will ensure our sizeable contribution goes directly to assisting farming families where the need is greatest. | Craig Newham, Greater Bank Group Executive Sales Marketing & Distribution
“Support from our employees goes above and beyond their financial contributions, with many pledging their time to volunteer with Drought Angels over the coming months as they work to allocate our funds and resources.”
Tash Johnston, Co-founder and Director of Drought Angels, highlighted the significance of a donation of this size to enable the charity to continue providing tailored assistance to farming families across the drought-affected regions, including the New England.
“The generosity shown by Greater Bank, its employees and customers will go a long way in helping us continue to provide various forms of relief; from the provision of stock feed, to financial assistance via pre-paid visas and local produce vouchers, as well as moral support through personal face to face and phone contact,” said Ms Johnston.
“We encourage any farming family facing hardship as a result of the drought to apply for assistance online at www.droughtangels.org.au. We endeavour to fulfil these requests and pride ourselves on our individualised approach to providing support to each and every family.”