Beyond Bank is doubling up donations to support Mai-Wel

Mai-Wel is pleased to announce that donations up to $10,000 received on 23rd and 24th November via the Beyond Bank website, will be doubled thanks to Beyond Bank’s Double Donation Days campaign.

Mai-Wel is one of sixteen charities around Australia set to take part in a dollar-for-dollar fundraising campaign in partnership with Beyond Bank to help cope with the substantial financial impacts of COVID-19.

“We’re so thankful to Beyond Bank for inviting us to be part of their Double Donation Days fundraising campaign. Fundraising is such an important part of our organisation. Without the support of our donor community we wouldn’t be able to deliver our premium services and facilities to our participants and job seekers,” said Mai-Wel CEO Lynne Graham.

“Unfortunatley the impacts of COVID-19 has put a halt to Mai-Wel’s fundraising events and avenues in 2020 and 2021. The biggest hit has been the postponement of our major annual fundraiser, the Mai-Wel Gala Ball, which we have now rescheduled twice due to state-wide outbreaks of COVID-19.

“The opportunity to take part in Beyond Bank’s Double Donation days fundraising campaign will help us kickstart our donations once again. All funds raised will contribute to upgrading our facilities and services at our Cessnock site, Work Life Connect.

“We opened our Cessnock site in 2019 as a one-stop-shop for lifestyle, leisure and employment support services for people with disability and job seekers. We’re proud of the facility and look forward to putting funds raised with the support of Beyond Bank into filling the need for modern and innovative support services in the regional centre.”

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.

This is the second year for the successful fundraiser, which saw more than $278,000 going back into the local community in 2020.

Commencing on 23rd November 2021, each charity, including Mai-Wel, will be given two days to encourage supporters to donate a tax-deductible amount that will then be matched by Beyond Bank.

“The ongoing pandemic has put countless people and households under financial stress – many of whom continue to seek assistance from charities,” said Peter Rutter, General Manager Strategy, Brand & Community Development, Beyond Bank Australia.

“We are seeing that many of these charities are struggling to provide their usual services due to lack of fundraising events and volunteers,” he said.

“All of the charities involved provide real frontline support, assisting the sick and the vulnerable, those who need it most.

“Beyond Bank is proud to provide another way for community organisations to fundraise at this critical time to allow them to continue to provide these grassroots services,” Mr Rutter said.

How can you get involved?

Mai-Wel’s Double Donation fundraising days will kick off on Tuesday, 23 November and Beyond Bank will announce the final fundraising results after the campaign. Head on over to our website to learn more.

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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