Community First Bank unites in pink
The Virtual Pink Seats sold during 2024 Pink Test will allow the McGrath Foundation to fund an additional 240 McGrath Breast Care Nurses.
It’s more than cricket
Australia’s success in the NRMA Insurance Pink Test was not limited to the cricket pitch; it extended to the community. Through overwhelming community support, the McGrath Foundation sold over 322,000 Virtual Pink Seats were sold, raising more than $6.44 million .
A Virtual Pink Seat is a unique avenue to express solidarity with families grappling with breast cancer. These seats exist solely in cyberspace and do not serve as tickets for the Pink Test. With every purchase, buyers receive a personalised Virtual Pink Seat, which they can share online to demonstrate their support for the McGrath Foundation and those it supports.
The Virtual Pink Seats sold during the 2024 Pink Test will allow the McGrath Foundation to fund an additional 250 McGrath Breast Care Nurses . In total, this year, more than 4,600 families are anticipated to benefit from the support of a McGrath Breast Care Nurse.
Community First Bank’s proud support
Community First Bank proudly supported the Virtual Pink Seats campaign by purchasing 500 digital seats for the iconic Pink Cricket Test. John Tancevski, CEO of Community First Bank, said, “As a community-oriented financial institution, we understand the importance of supporting and contributing to events that bring people together and promote a sense of unity.
“The Pink Cricket Test not only showcases exceptional sport but also serves as a platform to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer care nurses.
“By securing 500 digital virtual seats, Community First Bank has helped to raise much-needed funds, as no one should go through breast cancer without the care of a McGrath Breast Care Nurse,” John added.
Beyond banking: A commitment to community
Community First Bank’s commitment to community engagement goes beyond traditional banking services and the McGrath Foundation aligns with the bank’s values of fostering connections and making a positive impact. The digital virtual seats purchased by Community First Bank underscore the bank’s dedication to leveraging technology to benefit the community.
John explained, “We are excited to participate in this meaningful initiative that utilises the latest technologies. We look forward to celebrating the spirit of cricket and the resilience of those affected by breast cancer through our support of the McGrath Foundation and the Pink Cricket Test.”
Community First’s partnership with the McGrath Foundation
Community First Bank has been a proud supporter of the McGrath Foundation since 2009, having raised donations totalling $1,369,573 for the Foundation.
This outstanding result could not have been achieved without the support of Community First Bank members. “Half the $40 annual fee from our Pink Credit Cards plus $1 of each monthly fee on our Pink Debit Cards is donated to the McGrath Foundation every year,” said John.
“Our support for the McGrath Foundation is an opportunity to strengthen our relationship with the community and to demonstrate that we are not just a financial institution, but a community minded organisation committed to making a tangible difference.
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