October 31, 2023

A new ambassador for the Fresh Fruit Program

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The McKern Foundation is pleased to announce their new Fresh Fruit Program Ambassador Cassidy McLean.

Cassidy is making positive change in the Bendigo community in more ways than one. She is an elite basketball player who you may recognise from Bendigo Braves or Bendigo Spirit. She also recently won the Bendigo Business Excellence Award for Young Professional of the Year, running a social media company who flexibly employs female athletes.

McKern Foundation were looking to have an ambassador to promote the program in schools, and help influence and educate our younger generation on the importance of healthy eating and active lifestyles.

Through the existing partnership with Bendigo Braves and Red Energy Arena, Cassidy has come on board as the ambassador in what is a perfect fit for all involved.

This exciting development in the program aligns McKern Foundation’s and Cassidy’s dedication to making a difference in the Bendigo community, as well as providing a promising step towards improving access to fresh, healthy food for children who may not have access to it at home.

A word from our Partners and network:

“It’s an incredible program that continues to deliver great outcomes for the primary schools around Bendigo. Awesome that Cassidy is getting involved and encouraging a healthy approach to life.” Michael Bailey, Chief Regional Transport, Dept of Transport & Planning.

“Great work Michael and the entire McKern’s family for your continued community service. I’m sure so many people are grateful for your generosity and dedication.” Paul Day, National Manager Orrcon Bluescope Steel.

“A great partnership thank you McKern Steel Foundation for making this possible.” Ben Harvey, Commercial Partnerships and Community Manager, Red Energy Arena.

“What a great program the McKern Steel Foundation is doing for local school. Extremely excited to be part of this!” said Cassidy McLean.

Cassidy will be joining us at schools every Friday to help promote health and wellbeing to our younger generations! Let your kids know to keep an eye out for Cass in their schools this term!