Wear­ing py­ja­mas to work for char­ity

Isis Town and Country - - Front Page - Jodie Dixon Jodie.Dixon@isistc­news.com.au

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.”

PHOTO: JODIE DIXON

PJ DAY: Sup­port­ing a great char­ity branch man­ager Deb­bie Neil­son, Paul Mel­lon and Tracy Dunn.

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