Pepper Money team up with Illawarra Hawks for charity program

Non-bank and NBL club award grant to local charity to help kids with nutrition and wellbeing program

Pepper Money team up with Illawarra Hawks for charity program


By Mike Wood

Pepper Money has teamed up with charity Healthy Cities Illawarra and basketball club Illawarra Hawks to offer kids in the region better health outcomes.

Pepper is the principal sponsor of the Hawks and has a long history of backing charities in the region. It has used its partnership to offer a grant to Healthy Cities Illawarra to fund its work in promoting better nutrition, physical activity and social development.

“The great thing about Healthy Cities Illawarra is their programs are targeted at times where kids can be most vulnerable,” said Tim Coenraad, a player with the Hawks and their community engagement manager.

“Like after school and before parents are home from work, like school holidays, these are times where kids can fall into trouble and Healthy Cities Illawarra is addressing this with their community programs.

“Their programs cover a multitude of areas such as teaching the importance of life skills including cooking, cleaning, exercise, good nutrition, as well as being a good member of our community.”

Pepper head of brand and sponsorships David Berry said that this was a vital time for big brands to give back to the community.

“This is a particularly tough time for many young people feeling socially isolated and disconnected; so, we value programs like these which are giving young children and teens in the Illawarra community an opportunity to stay connected and have fun with their friends while learning valuable life skills,” he said.

“Backing these programs is an easy decision for us collectively in partnership with the Hawks, given the way Healthy Cities Illawarra are educating and bringing together local children.

“We could not be prouder to support this program and acknowledge the real-life difference it will make in the community.”

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