Season of Giving Shines a Light on Hidden Local Heroes

Monday 21 December, 2015

As communities across the country start their countdown to the holidays, Suncorp Bank is encouraging locals to be on the lookout for the people who embrace the season of giving all year round, ahead of the launch of its Hidden Local Heroes Awards next month.

From January 4, 2016, Suncorp Bank is calling on communities to shine a light on the people in their region who make an invaluable contribution to their neighbourhood by nominating them for the inaugural Hidden Heroes Award and a chance to share in $50,000.

Suncorp Bank Head of Personal Customers, Lynne Sutherland, said Suncorp Bank was proud to offer local communities the chance to say thank you to its humble heroes, and encouraged everyone to be on the lookout for nominees over the busy festive period.

“Suncorp Bank is founded on a rich connection to its customers and their communities. The Hidden Local Heroes program is designed to acknowledge and reward the hardworking individuals that generously volunteer their time to make our communities great,” Ms Sutherland said.

“This is a particularly busy time of year for volunteers as they help those in need over Christmas, provide safe conditions for holiday makers and protect homes and businesses during storm and bushfire season, making it the perfect time to uncover a Hidden Local Hero.

“Australians are humble by nature, and so often our volunteers see their outstanding contributions as simply doing their part.

“Whether it’s for patrolling our beaches, caring for the sick or giving to the less fortunate, a nomination for the Hidden Local Heroes Awards is the perfect way to recognise their considerable efforts.”

If you would like to shine a light on your local hero, visit and complete the nomination process. Nominations are open from 4 January, 2016.




Media Contact: Ashleigh Paterson 07 3135 2562 or 0407 925 665

About Suncorp: Suncorp Group includes leading general insurance, banking, life insurance and superannuation brands in Australia and New Zealand. The Group has 14,500 employees and relationships with nine million customers. Suncorp Group Limited is a Top 20 ASX-listed company with $94 billion in assets. Suncorp Bank is Australia’s leading regional bank servicing more than one million personal, SME and agribusiness customers.