Bridgetown High School has received $10,000 from the Bridgetown Commonwealth Bank branch, thanks to the centenary celebrations of the CommBank Foundation.
The CommBank Foundation is an incentive for staff to donate a portion of their salary to support the wellbeing of local communities by helping to create positive change.
The program has been running since 1917, when the bank sent hundreds of care packages to Australians fighting in the First World War and has continued since in a variety of ways that have assisted hundreds of thousands of people around the country.
Bridgetown High School is one of 1000 organisations to receive a grant from the bank in celebration of the centenary of the CommBank Foundation.
Commonwealth Bank Bridgetown branch manager, Bronwen Cresswell, said she was proud to be supporting Bridgetown High School and was looking forward to seeing the improvements at the school.
“The team at the Bridgetown branch had decided unanimously that the funds should go to Bridgetown High School to help with the undercover sports area, as this was seen as a useful facility that would benefit youth wellbeing,” Ms Cresswell said.
Bridgetown High School Principal, Stephen Bullied, was excited that the school was the recipient of such a large donation, saying that the funds would be used to help finish off the new undercover sports area at the school.
“This project has been moving ahead for four years and we are very close to completion, which is great news for our students and staff,” Mr Bullied said.
“These funds will go into the building fund that has been set up, which will be used to finance a large storage building.
“Once this project is finished, the area will be used for volleyball, badminton, indoor cricket, indoor soccer, and handball.”
To find out more visit www.commbank.com.au/foundation