Commonwealth Bank donate to Wingham Men's Shed

Commonwealth Bank branch manager Dearne Batchelor handing over the cheque to Wingham Men's Shed treasurer Tony Baker. Other members of the men's shed also attended the presentation on Monday.
Commonwealth Bank branch manager Dearne Batchelor handing over the cheque to Wingham Men's Shed treasurer Tony Baker. Other members of the men's shed also attended the presentation on Monday.

Solar power may soon power the tools at Wingham Men's Shed after the group received a $500 donation from the Commonwealth Bank.

Representatives of the bank, including Wingham branch manager Dearne Batchelor and Mid North Coast area manager Barbara Green, visited the shed on Monday, June 17 to hand over the cheque.

"We're wrapped." Wingham Men's Shed president Richard Olejniczak (Bud) said.

"We can now investigate to see what we can get. It will make our lives a bit better," he added.

The donation was part of a nationwide community donation program.

Over the next few months, Commonwealth Bank has pledged to donate $500,000 nationally to recognise organisations that make a difference in communities.

Each Commonwealth Bank branch has been allocated $500 to donate to causes important to their local community.

CBA's Wingham branch team voted to support the Wingham Men's Shed.

"We're very excited to have the opportunity to support the Wingham Men's Shed," said Dearne Batchelor, Commonwealth Bank Wingham branch manager.

"In particular, the Wingham Men's Shed not only supports men in the area by giving them a place to be creative, socialise and be part of the community, they also donate items they make to our community so it's great to be able to give back and support this work."

Bud believes the men's shed fell on the CBA's radar last year when they supported the CBA Wingham branch drought appeal which raised funds for the Burrumbuttock Hay Runners.

The men's shed made and donated fencing for the fundraising efforts.