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Sponsorship of  Coastrek  2015

Our branch recently sponsored Galston staff member Susan
Healey who completed the Coastrek 55 kilometre challenge on Friday 6th March 2015.

Her team of 4 walked from Palm Beach to Balmoral in approx.13 hours, raising funds for the Fred Hollows Foundation.

Congratulations on your efforts Susan, inspiring work!

Sponsorship of Clarke Rd School
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Communication Passport Program stage 1
The first stage of the program which is spread over three years has commenced.
This program is designed to help develop the communication of students at Clarke Road School. It will take three years at a cost $86750, which we at the Bendigo Bank at Galston are sponsoring to the value of $56700.00

We wish Diane and her staff every success and look forward to seeing the progress the program will have with the children.


Sponsorship of Galston Equestrian Club April 2016

Sponsorship of Hornsby Hospital

Hornsby Hospital accepted a sponsorship cheque from us for $18,990- which allowed them to purchase a 'Flexible Ureteroscope'. This will enable much less invasive procedures to be performed by the hospital surgeons. Pictured is our new manager with local member, Matt Kean, and the operating theatre staff.

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Sponsorship of Alcohol Fuelled Violence Forum

The Galston & District Community Bank®, Bendigo Bank was one of the major sponsors of the “Alcohol Fuelled Violence Forum” which was held at the Hornsby RSL Club on Tuesday 24th March 2014. The forum was attended by about 140 people. Pictured is the Q & A Panel which hosted some lively debate on this subject.

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Sponsorship of Fragile X Association of Australia
For the past 10 years 2 of our local committed residents, Barbara Barrett & Trish Piper have been holding a Mixed Card Day to raise funds for “Fragile X Association of Australia. Fragile X is a genetic disorder affecting the X Chromosome resulting in varying degrees of mental disabilities in adults and children. To date they have raised over $40,000- for the Association which supports sufferers and their carers of this condition. Galston & District Community Bank®, Branch is proud to support their efforts and the Photo(s) show our local Manager, Bernie Triebe presenting a donation to the Organisation’s President at this year’s event.”

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'End Cancer' Walk

We sponsored Lynne for her 'End Cancer' walk. The event raised $3.4m for Chris O'Brien Lifehouse.

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Galston Girls' Night In

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Sponsorship of our staff member Susan completing Coastrek.

Galston & District Community Bank supported Susan in completing the 110 kilometre Coastrek walk on 1st & 2nd March 2013. She was part of a team of 4 raising funds for The Fred Hollows Foundation.


Sponsorship of Young Endeavour Awards 2013 at Galston High School

Winners of 2013 awards: Courtney Pearce & Oliver Perrett, pictured here with Bernie Triebe, Branch Manager & Jill Tourlos, Principal Galston High School

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Support of Galston Public School’s Refurbishment

A message of thanks from Galston Public School:

"Thank you Bernie Triebe and the Bendigo Bank committee who have generously
donated $49,000.00 to Galston Public School. The money will be used over an 18 month period to refurbish the audio visual room and convert it into a modern technology room. The money will enable the school to install Wi-Fi, install an interactive whiteboard, purchase furniture, purchase resources, integrate mobile devices into classroom lessons and train teachers in effectively utilising technology in classroom lessons. This is wonderful news for Galston Public School students, as the establishment of a technology room will provide a motivating and stimulating learning environment.

Support of Galston View Club (Learning for Life program).
Branch manager Bernie Triebe, recently visited the Galston View Club and presented the Club with a cheque for the ongoing work of the Learning For Life Program.

The Learning for Life program in association with The Smith Family, enables disadvantaged children and young people to receive the opportunities they need to fully participate in their education to create better futures for themselves.

Galston View Club is very grateful for the wonderful support that the Galston Bendigo Bank gives to this important cause.

Assistance for Overseas Charity Work

Staff member Kerron making a presentation to a local woman undertaking overseas charity work.
Our bank contributed towards the travel costs.

Galston Public School 

Bernie Triebe, Manager of Bendigo Bank shown here presenting a cheque for $15000 to Galston Public School. This contribution will assist in the provision of 4 interactive whiteboards for the school.

Wisemans Ferry Community Health Centre

Bendigo Bank, Galston and District Community Branch donated $13,000 for renovations.  Centre co-ordinator Lisa Nealson said the money was used to replace the centre’s bathroom, now incorporating disability access.

​Galston High School

Galston High School welcomed Mr Bernie Triebe, manager of the Galston branch of the Bendigo Bank, to their school assembly to present a cheque to the school for almost $90,000 towards the construction of a semi-commercial kitchen. Galston High School Principal, Ms Jillian Tourlas, thanked Bendigo Bank for their generosity in supporting the school in this venture. "Galston High School has had a strong relationship with the Bendigo Bank for a number of years now. I would like to publicly thank the Bendigo Bank Board of Directors for supporting this project. These new facilities will enhance the educational outcomes of our students."


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Arcadia Public School

Thanks to the combined generosity of Bendigo Bank and our fantastic P & C, students at Arcadia now enjoy the advantages of high speed network cabling across the school. They truly are a community bank and we greatly appreciate their support in ensuring that our students have fast, comprehensive access to today’s motivating and engaging learning technologies. 


Galston Swim Club

The Bendigo Bank is a proud sponsor of the Galston Swim Club. This year’s contribution assisted the club to purchase new & up to date equipment that will be used to fine tune & further develop the skills of the club’s swimmers.


Opera By the Lake

"We would like to pass on to you our gratitude for the contribution you made to Opera By The Lake, 2011.  Your generosity and support was an integral part in making this, our second annual presentation, both memorable and highly successful."

Kathryn Dickinson                Christine Douglas
President                            Artistic Director
Rotary Club of Galston          Pacific Opera

Galston Netball Club
by Lynn Tobin 

Galston Netball Club caters to all girls, from the youngest turning 7, to all ages. Netball is a great sport to play. You learn new skills, keep fit and form friendships. The season generally runs from April to September and games are played on Saturdays at Cheltenham for 7 to 8 year olds, and Pennant Hills Park for 9 years old and upwards. Junior teams train generally once a week, and girls of all skills are encouraged to play.  Bendigo Bank Galston Branch continues its sponsorship of the Galston Netball Club by providing funds for new position patches last year and match and training balls this year. The Club wishes to acknowledge the generous contributions made by the Bank. If you are interested in playing next season, please contact Carol Dollar on 9652 2553 or 0457 519 179.

Hornsby Heights Rural Fire Brigade

Recently a major mishap with the engine that drives the high pressure water pump on our vintage 1942 World War Two Chevrolet blitz that had been converted to a bush fire vehicle, “Puff the Tragic Waggon” created major concerns regarding the costs for the repairs that were required and how we were going to fund them.

The dilemma we had was do we leave the engine as is and not repair it or can we raise the balance of funds required to restore the engine to its original state, the original restoration of the vehicle was mainly by donations collected at displays over many years.

A suggestion was made that we could approach the Galston & District Community Bank® Branch of the Bendigo Bank for some assistance. The Sponsorship/Donations Sub Committee of the Community Bank was able to assist us with the costs of the complete repairs, without our small savings being used. 
The rebuilt engine and pump has been reinstalled on the tanker and now working perfectly.

On behalf of Hornsby Heights Rural Fire Brigade and the ‘Puff’ Restoration Team many thanks to the Galston & District Community Bank® Branch, Bendigo Bank for your wonderful assistance. 

In appreciation.
Terry Donnelly. 
Chairman ‘Puff’ Restoration Team. 


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