DO SOMETHING! DAY
CRICKET legend Michael Clarke and his wife Kyly have thrown their support behind DoSomething Day asking people to get into the spirit of volunteering on June 15.
The former Australian cricket captain said volunteering was a great way to give back to the community and boost your own sense of wellbeing at the same time.
“It’s all about trying to help people less fortunate than us and giving back in any way that you can,” Clarke said.
“You see so many people through your experiences that are facing struggles and I think there is no greater feeling in the world than being able to put a smile on one of those kid’s faces [who are in hospital] or their parents and knowing you have been able to change their day.”
Clarke donates his time to a number of charities including the Cancer Council Australia, Life Education Australia and the McGrath Foundation.
His wife Kyly supports the Starlight Foundation at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead where she volunteered before the couple was married.
“Giving back to the community in that way was very rewarding for me because I love kids,” she said. “It’s not just about the children who are being treated, it’s their brothers and sisters being able to entertain and play with them and take their minds off why they are in hospital.”
Michael and Kyly Clarke
support DoSomething Day June 15.