NAIDOC week is an opportunity for all Australians to learn about First Nations cultures and histories and participate in celebrations of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth. To celebrate NAIDOC week 2023, the Barnardos Auburn Centre hosted a centre-wide event including children and staff from the Yurungai Learning Centre, Redfern and the Ultimo Early Learning Centre.
Staff members from our Marketing and Projects Teams joined staff from other mutual banks and educators at the Auburn Centre to facilitate planned activities such as, face painting, Indigenous art and craft, and sand art to name a few. The team also helped to prepare meals and with the post event pack up.
Being a member owned bank - a customer focused, values-driven organisation with strong community ties being an integral part of our past and future success – these opportunities to support organisations such as Barnardos Australia are especially important to us and our staff. G&C Mutual Bank provide staff members with one paid volunteer day per year as part of a volunteering program that supports the bank’s brand proposition – Banking on your community. We look forward to future opportunities to continue our support of Barnardos Australia and the AMF.
About Barnardos Australia
Barnardos Australia is a leading non-government, non-denominational child protection charity in Australia. They work together with children, young people and families to break the cycle of disadvantage, creating safe, nurturing and stable homes, connected to family and community.
About the Australian Mutuals Foundation (AMF)
The primary purpose of the AMF is to provide a vehicle for Mutual Banks, Credit Unions, Building Society and Cooperative banking to assist needy children in Australia, and to alleviate poverty in some of the poorest communities in South East Asia and the Pacific by the creation of sustainable cooperative financial organisations.