Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - FRONT PAGE - Adam Bell

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.

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