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Read about our current Building Better Communities beneficiaries & how the donation will help them & our communities.


Bathurst little wings

Little Wings is a free service providing air and ground transport for seriously ill children residing in regional and rural NSW. They provide ongoing access to life-saving medical treatment that is only available in major towns. Some children fly for a few weeks and others a few years depending on their diagnosis and treatment. 100% of the donation will be used to fund flights for local families; every flight cost $1500.

Elizabeth Chifley Preschool

Elizabeth Chifley Preschool are a not for profit, one of only two preschools in Bathurst. Each year they offer 80 young children the opportunity to learn, grow and play in an environment with caring educators, in preparation for ‘big school’. They wish to continue to encourage the beauty of nature with our children and their families and would love the funds to create a new garden environment within their playground.

Eglinton Public School

Eglinton is a public school located just outside of Bathurst. There are currently 445 students at the school and contributions to the school from families are all voluntary. Donations from Bernardi’s would enable the purchase of much needed resources and equipment to be used by the students to assist in their learning.


abundant life community care

Abundant Life Community Care is a charity organisation that provides food and personal needs to people in the Blayney shire community who need support. They also lend a helping hand to provide home maintenance in instances where people need it. The donation would go towards meeting these needs by providing top quality hampers to donate to those who need it most.

Blayney Hospital Auxiliary

Blayney Hospital Auxiliary are the local members of the community that volunteer to fundraise for much needed equipment and resources that the hospital requires.

Blayney Junior Soccer Club

Blayney Junior Soccer are a local sporting club that encourages children of all ages and abilities to enjoy sport. The money would be put towards new jerseys and equipment for all players.


Red Bend Junior Rugby League

Red Bend Junior Rugby Leagues goal is to help boys and girls to develop into happy and confident young adults who will make positive contributions to their communities. The donation would be used to fund an evening with local business people and careers advisors to discuss the attributes they look for in new employees, and how to use the resources available at their respective schools to best prepare themselves to enter the workforce as well as programs on youth anxiety and depression.

Forbes Soccer Club

Forbes Soccer Club has been promoting and increased girls and women player participation and has now established the Forbes Girls Region Soccer Academy. To deliver targeted training and development Forbes Soccer Club and surrounding clubs would use the funds to assist with the delivery and execution of the training program.

Forbes North Public School

Forbes North would like to use the funds from the Building Better Communities Program to further their kitchen garden program. This program allows students to nurture, grow and even use ingredients from the garden to cook in their kitchen lessons. The program largely focuses on healthy eating habits. Forbes North would love to upgrade their gardening equipment including wheelbarrows, hoses, fittings, tree netting and seating to ensure the maintenance of the garden.

West Wyalong

Ungarie war memorial hall

Ungarie War Memorial Hall is home to many local celebratory functions. It is the only larger venue in Ungarie to host weddings, deb balls, sporting presentations, school functions and more! The funds would aim to keep building maintenance up for those who hire it and most specifically funds are needed to undertake some much needed work on the kitchen plumbing.

Waratah Village Association

Waratah Village Association is the fundraising organisation for the local West Wyalong Masonic Village. Our aim is to raise funds to provide additional equipment, resources and comforts for the residents and to assist staff in their role of caring for them. Waratah Village Association plan to purchase further practical items to enhance the wellbeing of the residents

West Wyalong Netball Association

West Wyalong Netball Association is a great way to bring the community together! Funds from the Building Better Communities Program will greatly assist in the clubs ordering of new sports wear and hopefully attract and inspire new players to join the club and to grow the community based sport.