Posted on Monday, 15 January 2018

Now in its fifth year, the Canterbury staff community program has been growing from strength to strength and 2018 promises to be another great year.

This year staff will be continuing their relationship with local Punchbowl group, Maronites on Mission, to help feed the homeless at Woolloomooloo and Martin Place on the last Thursday of every month.

In a first for the program, staff will have an opportunity to attend a health expo specifically organised for them at the Club for their convenience. Various medical providers will be invited to the expo and staff will get the chance to speak to a doctor, receive a free flu vaccination, have their blood pressure, cholesterol and blood glucose checked, and also access a dietician, nurse and massage therapist to discuss any health issues.

Other staff activities include fundraising for Jeans for Genes Day, Jersey Day, and National Breast Cancer Foundation’s popular Breast Cancer Awareness Week. Last year ‘Canterbury Turning Pink’ raised $1208.60 through pink dessert sales at Bakehouse café and other staff fundraising activities, and all proceeds were donated to breast cancer research and prevention.

To cap off the year, staff will organise a Christmas Wishing Tree to be placed at the staff room and club reception. Members, guests and staff can donate a present to a youth in need and place it under the tree; all the presents will be donated to charity in time for Christmas.

“Canterbury has always been a big supporter of the community and our staff program is just another avenue for staff to participate and give back,” said Dave Brace, CEO of Canterbury League Club.