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Recognising and celebrating good in our communities

2019 finalists announced!

Congratulations to the 2019 Do Good Award finalists! Check out the finalists for all of the Alliance Banks, including SERVICE ONE below.

Do Good Community Award finalists:

  • Ange Liston-McCaughley for her work to support people with type 1 diabetes.
  • Brandon Dellow, advocate for mental health, cultural diversity, equal opportunities, human rights and more.
  • Donna Lauder for giving a voice to people with communication difficulties.
  • Gerry Gillespie, environmental advocate, resource recovery consultant and land management champion.
  • Lindsay O'Conner for understanding the needs of her community and stepping up.
  • Nick Losurdo for his work with the C3 Community.
  • Pat Cleggett for her tireless work with the Partners of Veterans Association.
  • Rebecca Picone, founder of Peace of Mind Foundation, supporting those affected by brain cancer.
  • Sue White for establishing the Scullin Community Group to build better connections within her community.

Do Good Team Award finalists:

  • Jolene and Paul Adams, founders of Funky Hearts, a not-for-profit children's play centre.
  • Roger Van Cornewal and Robert Glenn for their role in establishing the Men's Shed in Bemboka.
  • Southern Highlands Association of Women (SHAW) for supporting women experiencing domestic violence, homelessness and physical and mental illness. 
  • The Community Chest Cooma for their services in assisting people in crisis.
  • Wingecarribee SES Unit that continually go above and beyond to assist those who need help in the area.

Do Good Business Award finalists:

  • Cherished Pets Community Veterinary Care for facilitating companionship between vulnerable people within the community and pets.
  • Cherri on Top, for supporting mental health within the performing arts industry.
  • Green Life Design Pty. Ltd, for their work in sustainability with a focus of early childhood education.
  • Isaac Delivers, a delivery service advocating independence and entrepreneurship for people with a disability.
  • Kenshi Candles, a social enterprise helping people in need across the world.
  • Little Waste Co., for their work in the area of environmental sustainability.
  • Robb Roofing and Consulting for providing a broad range of services to the local community.

We will be sharing the finalist stories over the coming weeks with winners announced 3 February 2020!

Check out how the Alliance Bank Group works together to Do Good in our communities.

2018 award winners

  2019 Do Good Award nominees:

Do Good Community Award nominees:

  • Jolene and Paul Adams
  • Dainere's Rainbow
  • Brandon Aranvosi
  • Lisa Burns
  • Pat Cleggett
  • Brandon Dellow
  • Cheri on Top
  • Jo-ann Fitzsimmons
  • Gerry Gillespie
  • Jess Hunter
  • Lauren Kelly
  • Lauren Kelly
  • Tim Lancaster
  • Richard Lane
  • Donna Lauder
  • Bridget Lehane
  • Ange Liston-McCaughley
  • Nick Losurdo
  • Lindsay O'Conner
  • Rebecca Picone
  • Gerard Poll
  • Yvette Denise Rydman
  • Melina Skidmore
  • Share the Dignity
  • Sue White

Do Good Team Award nominees: 

  • Endeavour Industries Goulburn
  • Roger Van Cornewal & Robert Glenn
  • MAGIC Multicultural Activity Group in Communities
  • The Nassar Family
  • Scullin Community Group
  • Southern Highlands Association of Women
  • The Community Chest Inc. Cooma
  • The Janes
  • Wingecarribbee SES Unit

Do Good Business Award nominees:

  • Breakaway Tuition - Mittagong
  • Beryl Women Inc - Women’s Refuge
  • Michael Braddon - Peter Blackshaw Real Estate
  • Cherished Pets Community Veterinary Care - Geelong
  • Capital Chemist - Charnwood
  • Dramatic Productions - Gungahlin
  • Fireside Inn - Goulburn
  • Green Life Design Pty Ltd
  • Kenshi Candles
  • Little Waste Co. - Josie Grenfell
  • Mark & the Bear Pty Ltd - Hill Top & Bargo
  • Matthew Coley Smith
  • Post Crisis Support Group - Kristine Hewett
  • Isaac Delivers - Isaac Peel
  • Robb Roofing & Consulting

Congratulations everyone!

  Information about nominating:

Award categories

  • Do Good Community Award: acknowledges an outstanding community contribution by an individual.
  • Do Good Team Award: acknowledges an outstanding community contribution made by a team of two or more.
  • Do Good Business Award: acknowledges a business that has community purpose at the core of its strategy and delivers outcomes that enrich the social, economic or environmental wellbeing of a community.
  • Do Good Outstanding Achievement Award (judges nomination): 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 wellbeing of a community. Note, this award will be decided by the judges from the three categories of finalists.

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

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.

Nominations are closed.

  Nomination criteria:

Consideration of the following will be taken into account when assessing nominations:

  • Nature of the person’s exceptional achievement/s.
  • Impact the person has had, and the benefits they have provided to Alliance Bank members/or the local community.
  • Demonstrated advocacy, innovation or creativity.
  • Contribution to development of the community.
  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 for their image and their story to be used in the awards promotional material.
  Terms and Conditions:
  • Only one prize of $1,000 is awarded per category including the Do Good Team Award.
  • Total prize pool $4,000.
  • The Outstanding Achievement Award winner will be selected by the judges from the finalists in the three Do Good Award categories.
  • Judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • Nominations close 1 November 2019.
  • Nominees announced 18 November 2019.
  • Finalists announced 3 December 2019.
  • Finalists must provide information that outlines their contribution and how it has positively impacted lives and/or their local community and consent to its use in promotional material.
  • Finalist stories will be featured on and on social media from early December to 31 January 2020.
  • Winners announced 3 February 2020.


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