The Mutual Bank is partnering with local charities to help make the lives of families facing a bleak winter, a little easier.

Winter can be a tough time for many families with the cold weather leading to increased utility and food bills, putting extra pressure on finances.

The Mutual Bank’s CEO Geoff Seccombe said he was pleased his team had started the initiative and hoped the community would get behind the Winter Appeal.

“We are thrilled our team is getting behind this appeal and hope that the community will too, perhaps by dropping even just one extra item into their shopping trolley with the thought it will ease someone else’s plight,” he said.

“No donation is too small and each item can go a long way to making someone else’s winter a little easier.”

You can learn more about the good works of the organisations the donations will be delivered to by clicking in the links:

Dungog Shire Community Centre (Dungog Branch)

Carries Place (East Maitland Branch)

Eastlakes Family Support Services Inc (Edgeworth Branch)

Soul Café Newcastle (Mayfield Branch)

Maitland Neighbourhood Centre (Maitland and Rutherford Branches)

Port Stephens Family and Neighbourhood Service (Raymond Terrace Branch)

Suggested donations include:

  • Non perishable food items such as two-minute noodles, ring-pull soups, spaghetti and baked beans, Milo, coffee, sugar, and longlife milk;
  • Personal hygiene products – soap, shampoo, sanitary products:
  • Beanies, scarves and warm socks.

Donations will be accepted until Thursday 30 June 2022. Our branches are open six days a week: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturday 9am to 12pm.