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CBA's Baggy Green Tour to support bushfire recovery

CommBank Baggy Green Tour

CBA kicks off national tour of Shane Warne’s baggy green to raise money for bushfire recovery, and the first recipients of the CommBank Bushfire Recovery Grants have been announced as part of a $10 million commitment to rebuild local facilities.

CommBank’s Baggy Green Tour, a national tour of Shane Warne’s iconic cap to raise money for local communities hit hardest by bushfires and drought, launched today in Sydney’s Martin Place.

From Bateman’s Bay, New South Wales, to Mount Barker, South Australia, and Gippsland, Victoria, the cap will criss-cross the country over the next 6 weeks visiting more than 30 locations including schools, cricket clubs and community centres, where cricket fans can see and take their picture with the cap for a small donation.

When the tour concludes at the end of April, CBA will present the cap to the Bradman Museum in Bowral NSW where it will be displayed as a permanent exhibit on loan from the Bank.

Every dollar donated during the tour will go towards the Commonwealth Bank Bushfire Appeal to further support Australian Red Cross’ disaster relief program and recovery efforts.

Matt Comyn Commonwealth Bank CEO said: “After securing Shane’s cherished baggy green, raising more than $1 million for bushfire relief, we wanted to ensure his iconic cap could raise even more funds at the same time as allowing cricket fans across the country to enjoy it, before it finds a permanent home at the Bradman Museum.

“Over coming months, we will be taking the cap to over 30 locations where the goal is not only to raise money but also to lift spirits and support local communities hit hardest by the recent and catastrophic fires.”

CBA and its customers have committed close to $20 million to disaster relief for drought and bushfire affected communities. This includes the Bushfire Recovery Grants program, expected to fund projects worth up to $10 million.

The first six recipients of the grants program have been awarded, totalling more than $200,000, including Qaama Public School, to restore their community teaching garden, and the Australian Wildlife Foundation, to rebuild sanctuary facilities. Additional grant recipients will be unveiled during the tour. Applications for up to $50,000 per grant remain open until 31 March 2020 with more information available at www.commbank.com.au/latest/bushfire-appeal

Full tour details are below. *Please note that the exact locations in some of these areas are still being finalising and will communicated closer to the tour date.

Date

Locations

State

8 Feb

Big Bash Charity Game, SCG

NSW

11 Feb – 12 Feb

Martin Place Branch

NSW

13 Feb

Bondi Junction Branch

NSW

14 Feb

Parramatta Westfield Branch

NSW

17 Feb

Bankstown Central Branch

NSW

18 Feb

Miranda Westfield Branch

NSW

19 Feb

Paul Murray Tour, Batemans Bay

NSW

22 Feb

South Australia local cricket club

SA

24 Feb

Mount Barker Branch & William St Branch Adelaide

SA

26 Feb

William St Branch, Perth

WA

27 Feb

Success Branch

WA

1 Mar

Western Australia local cricket club

WA

3 Mar

Central Branch, Darwin

NT

4 Mar

Casuarina Branch, Darwin

NT

5 Mar

Queen St Branch, Brisbane

QLD

6 Mar

Sunnybank Branch, Brisbane

QLD

8 Mar

Women’s World Cup Final, MCG

VIC

10 Mar

Bourke St Branch, Melbourne

VIC

11 Mar

Werribee Branch

VIC

12 Mar

Brighton Branch

VIC

18 Mar

Paul Murray Tour, Hobart

TAS

19 Mar

81 Elizabeth St Branch, Hobart

TAS

21 Mar

Victoria local cricket club

VIC

22 Mar

Victoria local cricket club

VIC

23 Mar – 26 Mar

Grants Region: Warrnambool

VIC

27 Mar

Farm World, Gippsland

VIC

29 Mar

Tour de Cure, Armidale

NSW

30 Mar – 5 Apr

Grants Region: Caparra

NSW

6 Apr – 12 Apr

Grants Region: Gospers Mountain

NSW

13 Apr – 19 Apr

Grants Region: Kenton Valley

SA

20 Apr – 25 Apr

Grants Region: Quaama

NSW

29/30 Apr

Bradman Museum Handover

NSW