Canterbury staff showing their community spirit
14 January 2017
Every year Canterbury staff members get involved in the community and generously volunteer their time, sometimes putting their bodies on the line, to raise funds for worthwhile causes.
In 2016, staff raised more than $5,000 for a variety of charities including Cancer Council Australia, National Breast Cancer Foundation, the Leukaemia Foundation and Children’s Medical Research Institute through a number of fun initiatives like Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, the World’s Greatest Shave and Jeans for Genes Day.
Looking ahead into 2017, staff are going to try to surpass that mark with a host of fundraising and volunteering events planned throughout the year including feeding the homeless with local Punchbowl group, Maronites on Mission, spending time with animals at RSPCA Yagoona, and getting fit and healthy with the 10,000 step Global Corporate Challenge.
In addition, every year Canterbury League Club donates approximately $1.2 million to over 120 local community groups, charities, schools and sporting clubs. Canterbury is also a massive supporter of rugby league, junior rugby league and grassroots sports – Canterbury Bankstown District Rugby League Referees Association, Greek Rugby League, Canterbury Bankstown Junior Rugby League Football Club, Kingsgrove Cricket Club and Sydney Cedars Sports Club are amongst some of the recipients that have benefitted from Canterbury’s ClubGrants funding.
“Canterbury encourages a work culture that is not only fun and supportive, where everyone comes together as a team effort, but also where giving back to the community is highly valued for the social benefits as well as increasing job satisfaction. We want our employees to have the opportunity to be a part of something larger and be able to make meaningful connections with the community,” said Dave Brace, CEO of Canterbury League Club.