Bernardi’s SUPA IGA manager Selwyn Bale (centre) presents a cheque to Forbes Learning Ladder director Raewyn Molloy and management committee president Scott Brakenridge. 0316communitychest(2)Forbes Learning Ladder was recently presented with a cheque for more than $2,700 as part of Bernardi’s SUPA IGA Community Chest program.
The Learning Ladder, along with Forbes Town Band, were the 2015 Community Chest recipients with each groups receiving a total of $2,759.99.
“Their applications were the ones that caught our attention,” Bernardi’s SUPA IGA store manager Selwyn Bale said.
“For the Forbes Learning Ladder all the money goes straight back into the centre and the Forbes Town Band’s money goes into helping supportall the events they support in the local community.”
Forbes Learning Ladder director Raewyn Molloy was very grateful for the donation which she said will go towards the upkeep of the childcare centre.
“The money will go towards the general improvements within the service,” she said.
“At the moment some of it will probably be used to upgrade our air conditioner.
“I’d like to thank Bernardi’s IGA and their community chest program for supporting other community groups and everything they do.”
All up just over $5,500 was raised in store as part of the 2015 Community Chest program, a little less than the previous year’s total which was $6,400.
The IGA Community Chest initiative is a program that operates 52 weeks a year in all IGA supermarkets in Australia, where a percentage of sales is given back to the community when customers purchase IGA signature products, as well as products bearing the IGA Community Chest logo.
As part of the Community Chest Program, Bernardi’s encourages each year’s recipients to hold monthly barbecues out the front of the supermarket as a second avenue of fundraising.
Bernardi’s is currently taking applications from community groups to be the 2016 Community Chest recipients.
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