Wednesday, May 19th, 2010
One of the country’s leading credit unions, Community CPS Australia, has partnered with Camp Quality, the children’s cancer charity, commencing a community appeal to raise $205,000 to fund junior camps for children living with cancer, aiming to bring happiness to them and their families.

The funds raised will finance camps in South Australia, the Australian Capital Territory, Western Australia and New South Wales, allowing approximately 280 children across the country to enjoy a camp filled with optimism and fun therapy.

The $205,000 fundraising target has been kick-started with a $100,000 grant from the Community CPS Foundation, and the credit union is hoping to raise the rest with the support of its members and the general public, and through internal initiatives such as casual days, local fundraising events and workplace giving programs.

Community CPS Chief Executive Officer, Robert Keogh, has appealed to the public to donate generously to the cause, both financially and through volunteering.

“The camp being held in SA will receive $25,000 from the Foundation’s $100,000 grant and we need to raise an additional $25,000 to fully finance the camp,” said Mr Keogh.

“While the credit union is appealing to the public for financial support to reach its target, there are other ways for people to get involved with Camp Quality. In addition to donating funds, members of the public can volunteer their time, helping to organise and run the camps, and Community CPS is encouraging staff to use their Community Leave Day, a day of paid leave, to become volunteers for the charity.”

Camp Quality CEO, Simon Rountree, applauded the generous support of Community CPS in establishing the public appeal.

“Living with cancer can be a difficult time for families and our recreation program gives children the chance to forget about cancer and enjoy being a kid for a while. Our junior camps give young children this opportunity and give parents the chance to have a break and rejuvenate themselves,” said Mr Rountree.

“At Camp Quality, we believe in building resilience in the lives of every child living with cancer and their families in Australia. We create an optimistic community for our families through fun therapy and education.”

“We are very grateful for the grant provided by Community CPS, and would also like to thank the public in South Australia for their generous support of our cause.”

For more information about Community CPS’ partnership with Camp Quality, and details on how to support the cause, visit , talk to the staff at your local Personal Financial Centre or phone 13 25 85.

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Community CPS Australia

Community CPS Australia is one of the country’s leading credit unions. With more than 180,000 members, Community CPS employs 540 staff across branches in South Australia, the Australian Capital Territory and regional New South Wales, and operates as United Community in Western Australia, and as Companion Credit Union in the Hunter Valley. The credit union has $2.85 billion worth of assets under management. For more information visit


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