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Bank’s donation helps Bridgetown school assembly area

Karen HuntManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Bridgetown High School manager corporate services Brett Chaudhry with Commonwealth Bank branch manager Bronwen Creswell, head girl and boy Lily Brown and Brett Davies, principal Steve Bullied and Commonwealth bank staffers Mel Smith and Trish Fletcher.
Camera IconBridgetown High School manager corporate services Brett Chaudhry with Commonwealth Bank branch manager Bronwen Creswell, head girl and boy Lily Brown and Brett Davies, principal Steve Bullied and Commonwealth bank staffers Mel Smith and Trish Fletcher. Credit: Karen Hunt / Mnajimup-Bridgetown Times

Bridgetown High School has received a $10,000 grant to help finish its undercover sports and assembly area.

Commonwealth Bank’s Bridgetown branch manager Bronwen Creswell presented a cheque for $10,000 to principal Steve Bullied on Friday.

“It’s part of our centenary grants program — we’ve been making donations to the community since 1917,” she said.

The grant will go towards a $50,000 lockable storage shed to be built into the 1200sqm undercover area, which was erected at a cost of about $500,000 a couple of years ago.

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Further fundraising is required to complete the storage shed because it was not eligible to receive Department of Education funds.

The school will be seeking contributions, which will be tax-deductible, from the public and through its Alumni Association.

The department has helped cover the $60,000 cost of installing a cushioned Rebound Ace surface so the area can be used for sports such as badminton, volleyball and indoor cricket and soccer.

Mr Bullied said the resurfacing would be done once the weather warmed up, and work on the storage shed would follow when funds were available.

“It’s purely now about money – the surface will be down, so that will get finished by October or November.

“We cannot put it down when it’s cold, so we missed the opportunity, just, to have it put down this last summer,” he said.

“Hopefully we’ll be using it this year but the storage shed we’ve got to get built as well.”

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