The Ritchies’ Community Benefit Card Program has supported many local organisations over the years, none more so than Yarrawonga Health.FIONA BLICK February 25, 2014 2:58pm
Last week Ritchies Supa IGA store manager Lana Partridge presented a plaque to Yarrawonga Health CEO Terry Welch representing ten years of support totalling $186,848.
Mr Welch said he was extremely appreciative of this “fantastic initiative”.
“We will hang this plaque up with pride,” he said.
“This program is a good role model for the whole community to follow.
“Through Ritchies Community Benefits philanthropy we can visibly see an improvement in the standard of our health service.”
Mr Welch said when locals use the Community Benefits card it was a means by which they could be a part of the health service.
“They know that every time they shop at Ritchies Supa IGA they are contributing directly to Yarrawonga Health,” he said.
The Ritchies Community Benefit Card Program donates a percentage of the money spent by customers to their nominated club, school or charity.
Yarrawonga Health Treasurer Bruce Pigdon said “as treasurer I am very interested in the numbers”.
“That amount of money over ten years is extremely significant,” Mr Pigdon said.
“It is very generous which is obvious, but this generosity allows Yarrawonga Health to purchase pieces of equipment we wouldn’t ordinarily be able to buy, and this is priceless.”
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