As the result of a joint venture between the Ferntree Gully Bank Branch, the Peace & Loyalty Masonic Lodge & the Freemasons Foundation 12 students of Fairhills High School will each receive a $500 bursary providing financial assistance with their educational requirements next year.
Local radio station, 3MDR receives funding from your Community Bank®. This funding will help keep the station running and providing something for everyone. As well as music, they provide news, lifestyle, talkback and local community arts and culture including a wide variety of ethnic programs. The also broadcast from local community events and the station is an emergency broadcaster and provides vital bushfire information on Code Red fire days.
This year as part of the Community Grant applications, the Peace & Loyalty Lodge in Ferntree Gully applied for and received a defibrillator for use at its premises in Station Street. Each year, hundreds of people suffer an unexpected cardiac event. With a defibrillator close by, a person who suffers such an event has a much better chance of survival.