Wearing pyjamas to work for charity
The bank supports many great charities and community events during the year. — Debbie Neilson
BANK staff at the Childers Commonwealth bank wore their pyjamas to work last Friday to raise awareness and funds for kids in foster care.
More than 46,000 Australian children are in foster care, and Childers Commonwealth Bank staff proudly supported the annual charity event.
Aside from napping under the desk, the branch will also be running a raffle and skill test to help raise money for children in foster care as part of the National Pyjama Day campaign.
The day supported The Pyjama Foundation, which aims to help foster children struggling with reading, writing, or building confidence.
Research shows, 75% of children in care don’t finish school, and the foundation aims to reverse the trend through their literacy and numeracy programs.
The Childers Commonwealth banks new branch manager Debbie Neilson said it feels a little strange in PJs during a work day, but it’s very comfortable.
“We are delighted to support this annual event and the Commonwealth Bank supports many great charities and community events during the year,” Ms Neilson said.
“The bank staff, I think enjoy all the attention and it puts a smile on everyone’s face that walks in.”
PJ DAY: Supporting a great charity branch manager Debbie Neilson, Paul Mellon and Tracy Dunn.