Damien Walsh

Bank Australia

I'm fundraising for our community

As Managing Director of Bank Australia, from 18-31 March I’m taking part in The Big Sell, raising funds for The Big Issue and their hardworking vendors who experience homelessness and marginalisation and disadvantage. 

Bank Australia has contributed funds to support The Big Sell and The Big Issue vendors. 

Over the last two years The Big Issue vendors have had it tough. Lockdowns and decreasing foot traffic have significantly impacted their ability to sell magazines and earn a meaningful income. To help, we're contributing funds in March to keep helping vendors help themselves, and to make sure they can continue to earn an income and improve their lives. 

I’m hoping our community will support vendors and people experiencing disadvantage today, too.

Thank you.

About The Big Issue

The Big Issue is an independent, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting and creating work opportunities for people experiencing homelessness, marginalisation and disadvantage.

For 25 years The Big Issue has supported those living on the margins with various social enterprises and programs. The Big Issue is best known for the fortnightly street magazine sold around Australia, but also runs other programs such as the Community Street Soccer Program and the Women’s Workforce. 

Since beginning in 1996 The Big Issue has supported more than 7000 people experiencing homelessness, marginalisation and disadvantage to earn more $33 million. More than that, the programs have connected people to their communities and helped build confidence and capacity to help themselves. 

My Achievements

Shared my profile to social media

Increased my target

First donation

Raised $1,000

Thank you to my Sponsors

$1.02k

Bank Australia

$515

Anonymous

$225.50

Judith Downes

$225.50

Anonymous

$204

Anonymous

I support your bank because it supports the community

$125.28

Impact Planet Pty Ltd

At Impact Planet we are always happy to support he Big Issue and it’s awesome vendors!

$112.75

Amy Pryor

Excellent organisation to support. Thank you.

$112.75

Arwen Bardsley

Thank you for your efforts in this critical issue!

$112.75

Anonymous

Next time - A more ambitious target would be great!

$112.75

Don

$112.75

Anonymous

Keep up the great work

$112.75

Anonymous

$112.75

Ian W Smith

$108

Gary Bryson

Great initiative, Damien. Well done.

$108

Anne-marie O’loghlin

$104.40

Anonymous

$104.40

Julie Fisher

Great work such a worthy cause

$104.40

Anonymous

$100

Gary O’loughlin

Great initiative - well done

$78.30

Beatrice Lallemant

Great initiative and a very worthwhile cause to support. Well done!

$62.64

Pam Dixon

$56.38

Anonymous

$56.38

Marjorie Wardlaw

The Big Issue is a great idea and an excellent magazine.

$56.38

Anonymous

So good to be reminded of the Big Issue. I used to live buying it every time I went into the city.

$56.38

Anonymous

$56.38

Anonymous

$56.38

Michelle Anderson

$56.38

Jane

$56.38

Martyn Norman

Well done Damien, I think you need a bigger target!

$56.38

Melissa Bastian

Your target was not ambitious enough Damien!! Great cause.

$56.38

Ellise Pearson

$56.38

Anonymous

$54

Anonymous

$54

Anonymous

$52.20

Anonymous

$52.20

Anonymous

$52.20

Anonymous

$41.76

Andrew Edwards

Good charity this one. Good on you for supporting it.

$41.76

Anonymous

Keep up the wonderful work

$28.19

Anonymous

$28.19

Catherine Guinness

$28.19

Veronika Therese Ebbelaar

Great work! I love the Big Issue and it’s model and yes, sales must have been very tough over the past two years.

$28.19

Christian Wetjen

$28.19

Sally Kelton

$28.19

Anonymous

$28.19

Cecilia Crosbie

new target of 5k?

$28.19

Anonymous

$28.19

Richard De Souza

$28.19

Anonymous

$28.19

Susan Langridge

This is why I love being a customer of Bank Australia

$21.92

Anonymous

$20.88

Anonymous

$20.88

Anonymous

$20.88

Anonymous

Best wishes.👏👏

$20

Cathy

I haven't purchased the magazine in years, as I don't have much reading time - this is a perfect way for me to contribute. Thank you Bank Aus, and thank you The Big Issue.

$10.44

Leeanne Szydzik

$10.44

Dylan Buckee

$10.44

Annie

This is one of the reasons why I'm loving being a BANK AUSTRALIA customer

$10.44

Kellie Dickason

$10.44

Christopher Rutnam

$10.44

Jimmy Delre

Amazing work Damien, thank you

$10.44

Jo

Best wishes to all at The Big Issue

$10.44

Robyn Crick

It is a a credit to Bank Australia and Damian. Thank you for the great work you do for our society etc.

$5.22

Calum Hamilton