ANZ staff across Solomon Islands will raise funds for their local charities/organisations during the "ANZ Blue Week" - which runs from 1-5 September, 2008.

Each branch will be raising funds via a range of events and activities over the coming week, including.

The ANZ Point Cruz Branch and the ANZ Business Centre will be raising funds to support the Aruligo Care Centre. They will be putting out donation boxes for money and books within their Branches as well as a organizing a sausage sizzle on Friday 5th September at the Business Centre from 11am - 2pm.

The ANZ Panatina will be supporting the Christian Care Centre and will also be putting out donation boxes, as well as selling a few items.

ANZ Auki in Malaita will be supporting the Malaita HIV & AIDS Centre and will have donation boxes as well as a Sausage sizzle on Friday 5th September 2008.

ANZ Gizo, Western Province will be supporting the Special Dietary Patients at the Gizo hospital and will be selling drinks and cakes in front of the branch through out the week.

ANZ Noro, Western Province will be supporting the Noro Clinic and will be putting out donation box and will also be selling a few items at their branch.

ANZ Blue Week is a Pacific Regional initiative where staff come together to raise funds for and awareness of worthy causes in their local communities.

ANZ's General Manager, Mr Brian Robb said: "On behalf of the team at ANZ, I extend a warm invitation to the community to join us for some fun activities and to support this worthy local cause."

This is the first year ANZ is holding 'Blue Week' across the Pacific.

Also noticeable along Honiara Central Market are umbrellas spotting the ANZ colour and name. A reliable source within ANZ has informed Solomon Times that this is part of the awareness for the 'Blue Week.'