Bank nabs $4000 for Larry
WHAT better place to raise some money than a bank?
Staff at the South Tweed branch of the National Australia Bank (NAB) have banded together to raise emergency funds for victims of Cyclone Larry.
Pooling their own funds, staff bought a stack of groceries, piled them into a wheelbarrow donated by JH Williams, and topped it off with a JS surfboard.
Then they sold raffle tickets to their generous customers, fed them sizzling sausages in the rain and watched the money roll in.
They put the money in the NAB Cyclone Larry Appeal account, and the bank matched the takings dollarfor-dollar resulting in a $4000 boost for the appeal.
Greg Welsh, senior business banking manager at the branch, said the winner of the surfboard had re-donated it for another raffle.
Mr Welsh said the staff wished to thank their cli- ents for their generosity.