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Clowning for a good cause

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April 25, 2018

Tatura branch staff clowning around to raise funds for Clown Doctors.

Tatura CommBank employees were caught clowning around on April 13 to show their support for Clown Doctors by raising funds to keep smiles on sick children’s faces.

Clown Doctors is the core program of The Humour Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation that provides medical clowns to sick children in hospital, treating them with a different kind of medicine — fun and laughter.

‘‘We’ve been supporting the Clown Doctors for more than 19 years, and it’s a cause our team is very passionate about,’’ Tatura Commonwealth Bank branch manager Karyn Cullis said.

Clown Doctors is CommBank Foundation’s National Community Grant recipient for 2017-2020.

The not-for-profit is receiving $1.2million over three years through the generosity of more than 13000 Commonwealth Bank employees who regularly donate a portion of their salary.

‘‘Through our fundraising day, we hope we have helped the Clown Doctors achieve their goal of providing more Clown rounds in hospitals across Australia,’’ Mrs Cullis said.

Clown Doctors chief executive officer Tony Warner said Clown Doctors brings happiness to all who experience their magic.

‘‘Were 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, their parents and hospital staff,’’ Mr Warner said.

Donations to the Clown Doctors can be made at any Commonwealth Bank branch throughout April or online at commbank.com.au/clowndoctors

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