Media Release – New partnership between C2C and Border Trust
Border Trust and the City2City Committee have announced that the City2City RunWalk and Organising Committee will operate as a sub-committee of Border Trust.
Previously the City2City Committee operated as a volunteer committee covered by Albury Wodonga Health’s volunteer program. Following the overwhelming community response to the inaugural event and the likelihood of it continuing to grow in size and scale, formal governance arrangements have been established in partnership with Border Trust, an organisation whose core mission is local community philanthropy.
City2City Co-founder and Committee Chair Michelle Hudson, said ‘the partnership between Border Trust and the City2City provides a governance support structure that ensures the City2City RunWalk can continue to grow as our local flagship community fundraising event, for a long time to come.’
Border Trust was established as the community foundation for the Albury/Wodonga region in 2005, to support the people and not-for-profit community organisations of Albury, Alpine, Corowa, Greater Hume, Indigo, Towong, Tumbarumba and Wodonga.
Michael Salter, Border Trust Chair, said ‘The Border Trust philosophy is ‘give where you live’ and so we are very excited by this partnership, which not only provides governance support to this already iconic event, but will also ensure that all funds raised from the event continue to stay local.’
Hume Bank is the naming rights sponsor of the event, and CEO David Marshall is thrilled to see The Border Trust and the City2City Committee form a long term relationship. “Hume has supported The Border Trust since its inception in 2005, and is thrilled that Hume Bank City2City is now part of this important community foundation that continues to give back to our local region’.
The Border Trust will host its annual ‘Big Give’ event on 8 December, where the work of local grant recipients will be celebrated and recognised.
Registrations for the Hume Bank City2City on Sunday, 21 February are now open at www.city2city.org.au. All proceeds from the 2016 event will be donated to North East Border Mental Health Service.