Beyond Bank is doubling donations for people with disability and job seekers in Cessnock

We are calling on our local community to help raise money for Mai-Wel’s Cessnock site. Donations made to Mai-Wel on 23 and 24 November 2021 via Beyond Bank’s online fundraising portal will be doubled up to $10,000!

In 2020, Mai-Wel brought it’s Cessnock-based services under the one roof at 201 Vincent Street joining Mai-Wel’s community, social and recreational NDIS supports together with Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions employment services. The new site is a one-stop-shop for people with disability and job seekers in Cessnock to access Mai-Wel’s services.

Now, Mai-Wel in Cessnock needs your help!

As a not-for-profit, donations are vital to improve and expand the opportunities Mai-Wel can provide to it’s participants and job seekers. Fundraising and donations go a long way in filling the gaps in the service funding Mai-Wel receives and helps fund improvements and maintenance of facilities and resources.

“We’re so excited to take part in Beyond Bank’s Double Donation Days. Donations open the doorway to so many more opportunities beyond what we can do with our regular funding. This includes the essentials, like upgrading our facility and maintenance, to the cool stuff like sourcing new musical instruments for our Creative Arts program! I want to extend a huge thank you to Beyond Bank for providing this opportunity,” says Jane, Operations Manager of Mai-Wel in Cessnock.

“We’re proud to offer a space that brings opportunities to job seekers and people with disability in Cessnock.

“For job seekers in Cessnock we offer our Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions specialist employment service providing both Disability Employment Services (DES) and Transition to Work (TtW) youth employment services. Our employment services are really focused on supporting those disadvantaged communities that other job providers might not have the right support for.

“Our site on Vincent Street also offers a range of really fun and vibrant disability support programs aiming to build participant’s skills and independence for employment, facilitate social and community access and encourage self expression through creative arts. Our individualised programs of support are here to support people with disability to achieve their goals.”

People are asked to please hold on to their donations for Mai-Wel until 23 and 24 November when the Beyond Bank Double Donation Days campaign is underway. On these days donors can visit to be directed to the official Beyond Bank donation portal, or they can visit to make their financial contribution to support Mai-Wel’s Cessnock-based services facilities. Donations over $2 are tax deductible.

Mai-Wel’s Double Donation fundraising days will be powered by the Beyond Bank Australia Foundation, the charitable arm of Beyond Bank, which works closely with not-for-profit organisations around the nation to ensure that they have the support they need to grow and prosper.

Further media information contact including photos and interviews:

Georgina McGuinness, Media Relations
Beyond Bank Australia
T: 0488 247 777

Elley Goldspring, Manager, Communications and Corporate Identity
T: 02 4057 2900

About Mai-Wel

Mai-Wel empowers people to change their lives for the better. We have grown over our 60 years of service as an integral part of the Maitland community. From quality disability services, to running successful enterprise businesses, and providing employment solutions to individuals and local organisations, Mai-Wel continues to put people at the heart of everything we do.

Our diverse organisation continually provides innovative solutions and supports to our community.
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About Beyond Bank Australia

Beyond Bank has over 260,000 customers, $7.1 billion assets under management and more than 45 branches in New South Wales, South Australia, Western Australia, ACT and Victoria (through its merger with Nexus Mutual)

As one of Australia’s largest customer-owned banks, Beyond Bank partners with more than 4000 community organisations around the nation and was the first bank in Australia to achieve B Corp certification, a global movement of companies and organisations that use business as a force for good.

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