Tuesday, April 17, 2012
5 April 2012
QT Mutual Bank North Lakes branch manager Natasha Walmsley has taken the plunge for the mutual bank and signed up for the Credit Union Foundation Australia’s (CUFA) Cambodia Leadership Challenge.
The program, run from June 4 to 17 this year, will involve a six day cycling challenge in addition to seven days of activities to support CUFA’s in-country project work.
The final stage of the challenge requires participants to complete 100 hours of voluntary work in the local community once they have returned home.
QT Mutual Bank North Lakes branch manager Natasha Walmsley said as a mother she feels strongly about the cause and is looking forward to the Challenge.
"I don’t like seeing other children in a situation that I wouldn’t like my children to be in, especially when we can do something about it," Ms Walmsley said.
"I’d like to bring back what I’ve learnt and apply the learning to help strengthen QTMB’s role in the local North Lakes community."
Ms Walmsley said she hopes to fundraise over $3,000 through the Challenge as part of the cause.
"It’s going to be tough to say the least, especially the physical aspect of the Challenge, but I can’t wait to get on that bike," she said.
QT Mutual Bank CEO Mike Murphy said he was extremely proud to be involved in a program that benefits developing communities, as well as those closer to home.
"CUFA’s Leadership Challenge is such a great opportunity to give something back and support our local communities as well as help disadvantaged communities overseas," Mr Murphy said.
"QT Mutual Bank is pleased to have Natasha representing us in such a great program and we hope she enjoys every minute of the rewarding experience."
The challenge also aims to raise funds for CUFA’s Children’s Financial Literacy Program with all participants collecting money for the program.
To support Natasha and the cause, you can donate at www.everydayhero.com.au/natasha_walmsley
QTMB is Queensland’s Mutual Bank and is 100 percent owned by its members. While conventional banks are owned by shareholders, QTMB exists solely for the financial needs of everyday Queenslanders. Through reinvesting back into improved financial products and services, QTMB is committed to offering a range of attractive benefits for members such as fairer fees, competitive rates and innovative products.