Energy Breakthrough and Community Bank partnership to continue

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Community Bank Avoca, Maryborough and St Arnaud have signed on as the Energy Breakthrough Official Volunteer Sponsor for the second consecutive year.

Central Goldfields Shire Mayor and Energy Breakthrough’s Management Group Committee Chair, Cr Liesbeth Long said the organising team were excited to welcome Community Bank Avoca, Maryborough and St Arnaud on board again.

“This partnership is a perfect fit – with such a strong collaboration between the 700+ volunteers who make the Energy Breakthrough event possible and the community focus of the Community Bank.

“We are stoked and grateful to the Community Bank Avoca, Maryborough and St Arnaud for their investment for the second year and specifically their commitment to supporting the hundreds of volunteers who play such a critical role in the event’s success.

“The Community Bank have generously supported numerous of our local schools for many years. This partnership builds that solid commitment even further.

“The Community Bank’s dedication to investing back into our local community is admirable and we are fortunate they recognise the value and significance of the Energy Breakthrough to our local community.”

The Community Bank Avoca, Maryborough and St Arnaud sponsorship will assist Energy Breakthrough in attracting potential new volunteers, supporting current volunteers and recognising the efforts of long-standing EB volunteers.

Their contribution will also assist in providing uniforms, training and catering at the event.

Aley Earl, Assistant Branch Manager Community Bank Avoca, Maryborough and St Arnaud said she was thrilled to announce sponsorship of this year’s Energy Breakthrough, made possible by the incredible support of our valued customers.

“Their banking enables us to give back to our community in meaningful ways, and we couldn’t be more excited to invest in Energy Breakthrough, an event that empowers and inspires young people.

“This sponsorship reflects our shared commitment to fostering growth, education, and connection within our community. Thank you for making this possible—we’re looking forward to an unforgettable event!

“I’d encourage everyone to make the switch to the Community Bank Avoca, Maryborough and St Arnaud. The community bank model ensures that the majority of profits are returned to the community. With $2.3 million contributed so far, we really are the better big bank”.

Volunteers play a critical role in the success of Energy Breakthrough. They work across a range of areas including communications, social media, judges for display and presentations, design and construction and track marshals.

Volunteers also contribute through local community groups who provide support through site set up and pack down and provision of food.

Putting your name down as an EB volunteer doesn’t mean you have to make yourself available every day of the five-day event. Volunteers are welcomed even if you only can only contribute a morning, afternoon or one full day.

We offer a wide range of volunteering roles and invite you to match your skills and experience with areas of interest to you. Meet like-minded people, have fun and feel great about making a positive difference.

Volunteers are given breaks, complimentary snacks and a meal to say thank you.

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