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For further information, contact: 


Douglas Pye / Emily Leiner (07) 3230 5000

dpye@phillipsgroup.com.au / eleiner@phillipsgroup.com.au

For Immediate Release 






28 April 2010


BCF raises over $100,000 for Queensland SES 

As part of its ongoing commitment as community sponsor of the Queensland State Emergency

Services (SES), outdoor retailer BCF – Boating, Camping and Fishing has extended its community

partnership agreement with the Service for another year, having raised more than $100,000 through

its in-store “Round Up for SES” initiative since March 2009.

BCF has been working closely with the SES to help provide funding and attract more volunteers to

the organisation, a partnership BCF Manager Ben McConnell said the outdoor retailer’s team was

really getting.

“The BCF ‘Round Up for SES’ initiative involves dedicated BCF team members across our 26

Queensland stores asking customers if they would like to round-up their purchase price to an even

dollar figure – to any value they nominate – providing a donation to Queensland SES,” Mr McConnell

said.

“Our customers at the BCF Cannon Hill and Gladstone stores have led the way by contributing

significantly to the overall donations, highlighting their strong community commitment and proving

that every donation helps.

“The fact that so many BCF customers have chosen to donate money to the SES just goes to show

how highly regarded SES volunteers are, and how much Queenslanders appreciate their efforts. 

Minister for Emergency Services

the Honourable Neil Roberts said the Queensland SES was

grateful for support shown across the State.

“SES volunteers readily

put themselves on the frontline for the well-being of others. Already this

year, they have

answered the call to a number of extreme situations, including the recent floods in

western and central Queensland and Tropical Cyclone Ului, which affected northern and central

parts of the state,” he said.  

“This community partnership with BCF has enabled the SES to purchase more than 200 advanced

flood / storm deployment backpacks that will be distributed to teams across Queensland.  

“The Department is delighted to work with an organisation like BCF that understands the importance

of volunteering and community safety.

“We look forward to continuing to work together with BCF in the future to further benefit BCF

volunteers,” he said. 

People throughout Queensland are able to donate money to the SES simply by rounding-up the

value of their transaction to any price they nominate. All contributions received through the BCF

community sponsor support program are delivered to the Queensland SES.

In addition to financial aid, BCF is also serving an important role in raising awareness of the Service,

encouraging volunteering through their extensive customer network and playing host to local SES

fundraising, demonstrations and recruitment events.  

To find out how you can donate to the SES or become a volunteer visit:


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For further information, contact: 


Douglas Pye / Emily Leiner (07) 3230 5000

dpye@phillipsgroup.com.au / eleiner@phillipsgroup.com.au

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