Funding will help Doors Wide Open service expand

Kate FieldingSouth Western Times
Doors Wide Open CEO Courtney Pugh, Commonwealth Bank South Coast WA area manager Aaron Doig, Doors Wide Open chairwoman Jane Anderson and Commonwealth Bank Bunbury branch manager Rhannon Bloffwich discuss how the grant will be spent.
Camera IconDoors Wide Open CEO Courtney Pugh, Commonwealth Bank South Coast WA area manager Aaron Doig, Doors Wide Open chairwoman Jane Anderson and Commonwealth Bank Bunbury branch manager Rhannon Bloffwich discuss how the grant will be spent.

Thriving community group Doors Wide Open is hoping to start some new initiatives after a generous cash donation from Commonwealth Bank Bunbury branch.

The not-for-profit organisation is one of the first groups to benefit from the bank’s Centenary Grant, which will see them better off to the tune of $10,000.

Doors Wide Open chief executive officer Courtney Pugh said the group was “absolutely” grateful for the grant and it meant it could expand its services.

“It means that some of the new programs we want to initiate, we now have the funding to do so,” Ms Pugh said.

She said kicking off the new programs was still a while off, but they would be youth and recovery related.

The Centenary Grants program is funded through CommBank Foundation employees and former employees donating a portion of their income.

The inspiring and far reaching effect of the work undertaken by Doors Wide Open was a crucial factor in it receiving the grant, according to Bunbury branch manager Rhiannon Bloffwitch.

“We’re thrilled to be able to support organisations like Doors Wide Open in the important work they do for our local community,” Ms Bloffwitch said.

“It’s especially meaningful that we are able to celebrate 100 years of employee giving, by nominating an organisation to receive a Centenary Grant in our local community.”

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