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Author: Greater Charitable Foundation

Greater Bank shows its true colours in support of National Bandanna Day

Greater Bank has shown its support for young people affected by cancer by partnering with CanTeen to sell bandannas from its Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie branches on National Bandanna Day.

Held on Friday 26 October 2018, National Bandanna Day is CanTeen’s major annual fundraising and awareness campaign that has generated more than $30 million over the past 24 years to support young people subject to a cancer experience.

Since 2017, Greater Charitable Foundation has provided CanTeen with more than $170,000 in funding. Greater Bank’s support of this national day will further assist the charity reach its goal to sell 270,000 bandannas this year, which will see $1.37 million raised to help provide vital support to young people affected by cancer.

Scott McCluskey, Greater Bank’s North Coast Regional Manager, highlights the significance of Bandanna Day for the customer-owned bank and encourages others to get involved.

We’re proud to support such a worthwhile cause and urge our customers and the local Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie community to join us
- Mr McCluskey.

CanTeen CEO, Peter Orchard, is grateful for the support of corporate partners like Greater Bank and its ability to help the charity provide care to people when they need it most.

“A cancer diagnosis, whether it’s your own or a family member’s, truly turns someone’s world upside down,” said Mr Orchard.

“At CanTeen, we’re dedicated to providing support and a safe place for young people navigating their way through this tumultuous journey and we couldn’t do it without the help of our dedicated partners.”

Greater Bank will also be supporting Bandanna Day in the Hunter Region, with staff volunteering to sell bandannas at local sites in Charlestown and Wallsend, and throughout the organisation’s Head Office in Hamilton.

To find out more or to donate online visit www.bandannaday.com.

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