Bank creates fun for funds
LOCAL Commonwealth Bank employees have recently clowned around at the office to help raise funds for the Clown Doctors.
Clown Doctors is part of the Humour Foundation, a not-forprofit organisation treating children with the medicine of fun and laughter.
Staff members from bank branches at Myrtleford and Mt Beauty wore their best clown costumes on Friday, April 13 to raise money for the foundation that aims to put smiles on sick children’s faces.
The program is the CommBank Foundation’s National Community Grant recipient for 2017-2020 with more than 13,000 employees generously donating a portion of their salaries to bring in $1.2million over three years for the Clown Doctors.
Mt Beauty branch manager Meryn Deans said the Clown Doctors was something her team felt very passionately about and has supported the initiative for 19 years.
The Myrtleford Commonwealth Bank was also more than happy to get on-board.
“We hope we have helped the Clown Doctors achieve their goal of providing more Clown Rounds in hospitals across Australia,” branch manager Mandy Shilton said.
Clown Doctors chief executive officer Tony Warner said the program brings happiness to all who experience the magic.
“The smiles, play and laughter will always be needed for as long as we have sick children in hospital,” he said.
“These highly trained, medical clowns are professional performers who spread ‘doses’ of fun and laughter throughout the wards.
“We’re so grateful to CommBank and the community for their support in raising much needed funds to help Clown Doctors continue to uplift and empower sick children.”