Myall Coast Messenger - by the Community for the Community

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Holiday Coast Credit Union is a business that remains focussed on improving the economic and social wellbeing of its members and the communities in which they live.

This was very much in evidence on Thursday 9th June at the HCCU office in Tea Gardens when CEO Neville Parsons distributed the 2016 Community Partnership Grants to three successful community groups.  The groups receiving funding this year demonstrate the credit union’s philosophy of “People Helping People” and in doing so assist in making the community a better to place to live, work and play.

In the current financial year the HCCU has given or committed to grants and sponsorship totalling $180,000 and since the inception of the Community Partnership Grants program in 2005 it has distributed in excess of $1,620,000 to more than 440 community organisations.  In addition they support Cancer Council Relays for Life and other Cancer appeals, Jeans for Genes, Give me Five for Kids and the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal.


This year’s worthy recipients were The Myall Coast Toy Library, Myall Coast Little Athletics Centre and the Tea Gardens Soccer Club.  The Toy Library representatives, Lissa Macilquham and Léonie Keipert, explained that the grant money would be used to purchase a Mobile Puzzle Rack and to purchase resources for use by dementia patients.  Little Athletics representatives Melisa Brown and Amy Rodgers said that their grant would go toward purchasing a Starting and Timing Pack and Trevor Officer from the Soccer Club said the club was in dire need of a new computer.  All three groups expressed their heartfelt gratitude to the Holiday Coast Credit Union for the much needed funds.

By Ros Reynolds

Tea Gardens Soccer Club

Myall Coast Toy Library

Myall Coast Little Athletics Centre