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Alliance Bank Do Good Awards

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And the results are in! Congratulations to SERVICE ONE’s finalist, Nip Wijewickrema (GG’s Flowers and Hampers), for taking out the Do Good Business Award category!

Nip established GG’s Flowers and Hampers to provide employment for people with special needs - she believes that access to safe, meaningful and compassionate employment is a human right! There are 4.8 million Australians living with a disability and 73% of these individuals are unemployed and welfare dependent due to a lack of employment opportunities. Nip is committed to doing her bit to lower this number and contribute to the overall wellbeing of her staff!

Nip plans to put the prize money to good use by branding their corporate car – this will help to spread the word and increase awareness of GG’s in the community so that they can continue to make a positive impact!

Nominations for the awards were collected from across the Alliance Bank network and congratulations to the other three winners in the other categories – well done!

  • Do Good Outstanding Achievement Award – Steven Neville and the Portable Beds Project
  • Do Good Community Award – Mark Freund
  • Do Good Business Award – Nip Wijewickrema’s GG’s Flowers and Hampers
  • Do Good Team Award – NSW Southern Highlands FM 107.1 Community Radio

You can read the amazing stories of the other winners on the Alliance Bank Group website!

It’s also important we reflect on all the finalists and nominees for the 2018 awards. As a collective, there’s an extraordinary amount of work being done by those in our communities looking to make a positive difference. Well done to everyone concerned and we wish you well in your future endeavours.

Finalist stories

Do Good Outstanding Achievement Finalists

Do Good Community Finalists

Do Good Business and Team Finalists

Do Good Award nominees:

Take a look at the Do Good Award nominees

  Congratulations to the 2018 Do Good Award finalists!

The Awards provide the opportunity to celebrate the stories and wonderful contributions people in our communities make everyday to address social, environmental or community needs. 

Each of the Alliance Banks put the call out for nominations and the finalists from each have been determined. The stories of the finalists are below:

Do Good Outstanding Achievement Award 

Do Good Community Award 

Do Good Business Award 

Do Good Team Award 

  Congratulations to the SERVICE ONE 2018 Do Good Award nominees!

Do Good Outstanding Achievement Award

  • Tendayi Ganga
  • Emily Patterson

Do Good Community Award

  • Alanna Davis
  • Emmaley Greene
  • Jody Lloyd and Cheryl Alcock
  • Isobella McGrath
  • Phillippa McNaught
  • Tendayi Ganga
  • John Mikita

Do Good Business Award

  • Rocket Remit
  • Charuni Weerasooriya
  • Nip Wijewickrema

Do Good Team Award

  • Diversity ACT Community Services

For a complete list of nominees visit the Alliance Bank Group website.

  Award information:

The Do Good Awards aim to acknowledge community members, Alliance Bank Partner Members and staff that have made an outstanding contribution and have positively impacted the lives of others and their community.

Award categories

This year's Awards will recognise even more achievement with two additional categories:

  • Do Good Outstanding Achievement Award: the highest honour that can be awarded to an individual, team or business - recognises their contribution to enriching the social, environmental, emotional, physical or economic well-being of a community.
  • Do Good Community Award: acknowledges an outstanding community contribution by an individual.
  • Do Good Business Award - new: acknowledges a business that has community purpose at the core of its strategy and delivers outcomes that enrich the social, economic or environmental well-being of a community.
  • Do Good Team Award - new: acknowledges an outstanding community contribution made by a team of two or more.

One prize of $1,000 will be awarded to the winner within each category.

Nominations closed 12 October 2018.

Recognising those that Do Good

The Awards provide the opportunity to share the stories and celebrate the wonderful contributions people in our communities make to address social, environmental or community needs.

Award criteria

  • Nominees will have made a significant contribution that has improved the lives of people in their local community.
  • Nominees are recognised as a role model by their peers and/or community.

You can nominate yourself or someone else.

How it works

Nominate yourself, a colleague or a member of your local community, complete the form and submit it online. Nominees will be notified by their local Alliance Bank to ensure they are happy being nominated and to share their story.

  Eligibility criteria:
  • Nominees must reside in an Alliance Bank Partner catchment or be nominated for a contribution to an Alliance Bank Partner local community. 
  • People can self nominate or nominate others.
  • Current Board members of mutuals operating as an Alliance Bank and local politicians are ineligible.
  • A person cannot receive a second award in the same award category in consecutive years.
  • Unsuccessful nominees may be re-nominated in subsequent years.
  • Awards will not be granted posthumously.
  • Nominees for the Do Good Business Award must hold an ABN or CAN.
  • Nominees for the Do Good Team Award must comprise of two or more people.
  • Finalists must provide consent and content for use in promotional material that outlines of their contribution and how it has positively impacted lives and/or the local community.
  Terms and Conditions:
  • Only one prize of $1,000 is awarded per category including the Do Good Team Award Total prize pool $4,000.
  • Judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • Nominations close 12 October 2018.
  • Nominees announced 29 October 2018.
  • Finalists announced 19 November 2018.
  • Finalists to provide consent and information for use in promotional material that outlines of their contribution and how it has positively impacted lives and / or the local community.
  • Finalist stories will be featured on from early December to 31 January 2019.
  • Winners announced 4 February 2019.


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