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The Community Bank and the WDA

Community Heroes - Wattle Day Association receives grant to help volunteer rural fire fighters


Suzette Searle & Terry Fewtrell Heroes

Suzette Searle & Terry Fewtrell at the award ceremony for 100 Community Heroes

The Wattle Day Association was  one of 100 community organisations in Canberra to receive a $1,000 grant in 2013  from the Calwell, Curtin, Jerrabomberra and Wanniassa Community Bank branches. 

Terry Fewtrell, President of the Wattle Day Association, received the grant at a ceremony held at the Calwell Community Bank® Branch, Canberra on 24 July 2013. The grant paid for the design and production of  2,000 Wattle Day badges to raise funds for specialised training as part of the establishment of a Peer Support Program within the ACT Rural Fire Service (ACT RFS).

The sale of the wattle-themed badges, with a design in 2013 that was nod to Canberra’s centenary by using the colours of yellow and blue, was all about our Aussie icon, wattle, helping an Aussie mate.