BOQ Helps to Rebuild 100 Community Groups

Wednesday, 31/08/2011

Since January BOQ has helped more than 100 community groups impacted by the floods to get back on their feet through the Bank’s Rebuilding Communities Program.   

BOQ, through its network of Branch Managers and Owner-Managers around Queensland, was able to identify more than 100 sporting groups, charities and community groups in flood-affected areas that needed help.   

BOQ Group Executive, Strategy and Customers, David Tonuri, said it was heart-breaking to see so many people lose so much but they were grateful that we were able to help them out. 

“Because our branches are a real part of the communities in which they operate, seeing the hardship caused by the floods and cyclones at the start of this year was brought even closer to home for our staff," said David. 

“But because they do really understand their local communities, they were in a unique position to identify the community groups that really needed help getting back on their feet after the floods.   

“So through their local knowledge, BOQ has been able to donate more than $250,000 to 101 community organisations throughout Queensland.   

“It’s been a huge logistical program and I really want to thank all of the BOQ people who threw themselves behind our Rebuilding Communities Program. 

“Being able to help rebuild our local communities means a lot to BOQ.  Our local community has supported us over the years to help grow our business and we’re thrilled we could return the favour by helping our community get back on its feet as quickly as possible.” 

BOQ Rebuilding Communities Program 2011 – honour roll 

  1. Ashgrove Golf Club – replaced retaining wall 
  2. Bellbowrie Child Care – replace equipment 
  3. Bellbowrie Kindergarten – general repairs 
  4. Bellbowrie Sport & Recreation Club – general repairs 
  5. Bellbowrie Swimming Club – replace equipment 
  6. Benarrawa Community Development – general repairs 
  7. Brisbane Basketball – building repairs 
  8. Brisbane East Soccer Club – repairs to grounds and equipment 
  9. Brisbane North Junior Rugby Club – assist with repair of field damage 
  10. Brisbane Rugby League Referees Association – replace computers, printers and other office equipment 
  11. Brookfield Horse & Pony Club – repairs to stable area 
  12. Brothers St Brendan’s Football Club – replace white goods, camera, computer and vacuum cleaner 
  13. Bundaberg Basketball Inc. – assistance to replace damaged courts and dressing rooms 
  14. Bundaberg Rowing Club – replace damaged buoy markets at Bucca course 
  15. Caboolture BMX Club – replace fridges, freezer, deep fryer and bain-marie 
  16. Caboolture Tennis Club – replace pie warmer and BBQ 
  17. Cardwell Outrigger – general repairs 
  18. Centenary Little Athletics Club – general repairs 
  19. Condamine Gun Club – replace kitchen equipment 
  20. Condamine State School – replace playground equipment 
  21. Corinda Horse and Pony Club Inc. – general repairs 
  22. CQU Panthers – replace footballs, posts and other equipment 
  23. Denison State School – purchase books for the library 
  24. Downs Industry School – replace general equipment 
  25. Downs Rugby Ltd – replace BBQ  
  26. Emerald Boxing Club – purchase gloves and bags 
  27. Emerald Brothers Junior Rugby League – purchase eskies 
  28. Emerald Netball – replace sporting equipment 
  29. Emerald Show Society – two way radios 
  30. Emerald Soccer Club – replace jerseys and soccer balls 
  31. Endeavour Toowoomba – replace urn, fridge, lounge and coffee table 
  32. Everton Park Cricket Club – general repairs 
  33. Goodna Bowls Club – purchase drink fridge and kitchen urns 
  34. Goodna Little Athletics – replace kitchen items 
  35. Goodna Rugby League Club – purchase two-door refrigeration 
  36. Gympie AFL Club – general repairs 
  37. Gympie Football Club Inc. – replace electrical items 
  38. Gympie Junior Rugby League Inc. – replace goal post pads 
  39. Gympie Touch Football Association Inc. – purchase of paint and sealed walls in the clubhouse 
  40. Helidon Cricket Club – assist with the purchase of new gloves, bats, balls and pads 
  41. Hermit Park AFL Club – replace shade sails 
  42. Highfields C&K Kindergarten – memorial garden 
  43. Ipswich Basketball – purchased mixed basketball equipment 
  44. Jindalee Bowls Club – repairs to clubhouse 
  45. Jindalee Golf Club – purchase glass washer 
  46. Karalee Twin Rivers Junior Rugby League Club – purchase line marker 
  47. Kingaroy Junior Soccer Club – purchase of fridge, BBQ and other sporting equipment 
  48. Lions Club – Toowoomba West – replace Christmas lights display 
  49. Lockyer Valley Regional Council – donation so they could assist local not-for-profit organisations 
  50. Magpies Cricket – general repairs 
  51. Maryborough Rowing Club – replace equipment 
  52. Maryborough Sailing Club – assistance with roller door replacement 
  53. Moggill Cricket Club – replace covers for pitches 
  54. Moggill Girl Guides – replace tents and marquees 
  55. Murphy’s Creek State School – assist with the replacement of swings and playground equipment 
  56. Nambour Gymnastics Club – replace practice pit and foam 
  57. Obedience Dog Club of Brisbane Inc. – general repairs 
  58. Olympic Soccer Club – purchase soccer goals 
  59. Oxley Bowls Club – replace white goods 
  60. Pamphlett Sea Scouts – purchase first aid kits, tents, wok cooker, tarp, gazebo and other camping items 
  61. Pine Rivers Pony Club – repairs to stable area 
  62. QLD Gaelic Football Association 
  63. Riding for the Disabled – replace computers, phone system and office equipment 
  64. Riverside Equestrian Centre Pty Ltd – general repairs 
  65. Rockhampton Hockey Association – replace shade sail 
  66. Rockhampton Rugby Union – replace jerseys 
  67. Rockhampton Soccer Association – replace equipment 
  68. Rockhampton Touch Association – replace equipment 
  69. Rocklea Agricultural & Industry Association – cash registers and hand dryers 
  70. Rocklea State School – purchase books 
  71. Rocklea United Soccer – purchase a new fridge 
  72. RSPCA – replace five IV pumps 
  73. Sherwood Football Club Limited – general repairs 
  74. Sherwood Sharks Swimming Club – purchase training aids and a BBQ 
  75. South Brisbane Sailing Club – Replace fridge motor and commercial oven 
  76. South Burnett Day Care – purchase toys  
  77. Southern Suburbs Rugby League Football Club – assist replacement of BBQ 
  78. Souths Cricket Club – replace lawn mower 
  79. Souths Junior Cricket Club – repair wickets 
  80. Souths Superules – replace equipment 
  81. Special Education Unit at Warwick East State School – purchase educational material, play equipment and toys 
  82. St Catherine’s United Football Club Inc. – general repairs and replacement of equipment 
  83. Swifts Football Club – repaved the entrance to the football/sports ground 
  84. Taroom Lions Club – replace a sprinkler system for a local park 
  85. The McIntyre Centre at Brookfield – general repairs 
  86. Tigers Soccer Club – Dalby – replace equipment 
  87. Toowoomba Police Citizens Youth Club – replace after school care gym equipment 
  88. Toowong Bridge Club – building repairs and replace equipment 
  89. Toowong Football Club – general repairs 
  90. Toowoomba Tennis Association – replacement of racquet re-stringing machine 
  91. Townsville Orchard Society – Assist with the repair of the stormwater drainage in the carpark 
  92. West End Community Support – assist with the rebuild of the local croquet club 
  93. Western Districts Community & Sports Club – purchase tables and a vacuum cleaner 
  94. Western Districts Netball – general repairs 
  95. Western Downs Regional Council – assist with the purchase of new play equipment for a local park 
  96. Western Magpies AFL Club – replace damaged carpet 
  97. Western Spirit Soccer Club – purchase a commercial refrigerator 
  98. Wolston Park Golf Club – purchase electric cart 
  99. Woombye Soccer Club – replace fencing and goal nets 
  100. Yeronga Football Club – replace trophies 
  101. Yeronga Souths Women’s AFL – purchase training equipment