In a fantastic joint community initiative between charity , media and business over $24,000 has been raised to support much needed funds for Shelterbox.
Berrima District Rotary Club working in partnership with BDCU Alliance Bank and the Radio 2ST team raised over $24,000 in one week to provide shelter for families devastated by natural disasters like the recent earthquake in Nepal.
President Allen Cuppit said “what an incredible community we live in. When Graeme Day of 2ST and Jan Edwards of BDCU Alliance Bank heard about what we were trying to achieve both immediately jumped on board to help out and the result has been incredible.”
CEO Jan Edwards said “no one can fail to be touched by the plight of these people and when we heard Graeme was running a telethon we were more than happy to help out. Our staff were so passionate about supporting this. What great people we have living here, to have raised so much money”.
Graeme Day heard about the efforts and decided to help out by encouraging people to support via his breakfast show getting people to visit a BDCU branch and donate. Initially only run for two days people have been coming in all week to donate to the worthy cause.
Graeme said “it’s an amazing how our community always pulls together and I would like to thank all those who have supported the telethon. What a difference we can all make together”.
ShelterBox Australia General Manger, Mike Greenslade said, “I’ve been blown away by the generosity of the people of the Southern Highlands. To raise nearly $25,000 in one week is some achievement and the money will help hundreds of people affected by disaster. On behalf of those people, I’d like to thank all those that donated, and the great team that organised the telethon.”
People wishing to support can still visit any BDCU Alliance Bank centre or ww.shelterboxaustralia.com.au to donate.