Wednesday 1 June 2016
BankVic has held an âice bucketâ challenge to help raise funds for motor neurone disease. BankVic is raising funds for Motor Neurone Disease (MND) through itâs sponsorship of a driving team in âDaniherâs Driveâ, an annual event raising awareness and funds towards a cure for MND.
BankVic has put itâs support behind the âCool Kidsâ driving team, consisting of five nurses from Austin and Eastern Health including Jenna Morcom, Corrine Wells, Sarah Lorenzini, Brianna Benedetti, Fiona Hudd and Lauren Daniher. All funds raised will help cover the teamâs entry fee into the event.
BankVic donated more than $3000 with a large proportion raised internally from staff who bid for the right to dump an ice bucket on BankVicâs Executive Managers and Board Members in BankVicâs âIce bucket challengeâ held on Tuesday 31 May.
"The ice bucket challenge provided us with a fun way to raise money for MND whilst at the same time enabling us to raise awareness and educate our staff about this debilitating disease. We were overwhelmed by the generosity of our staff who bid ferociously. We are proud to assist such a worthy cause and support the fundraising efforts undertaken by Jenna Morcom and her team." said BankVic CEO, Stephen Capello.
Daniherâs Drive raised $1.1m in 2015, itâs first year. This year there will be more than 70 cars participating and they hope to raise even more funds than last year, driving 1070kmâs around the Gippsland area.
"We are so grateful for BankVicâs support. We really enjoyed attending BankVicâs head office on the day of the 'ice bucket' challenge which was really funny, and to have the opportunity to talk to staff about MND. We hope to raise enough funds to have the privilege to be the first car to lead the race." Jenna Morcom said.
"At BankVic we're committed to building a healthy community, one that thrives on its people and one that's got heart. We are proud to support members of our community who assist to strengthen the communities we live in." Mr Capello said.
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