Wynnum CBA supports the serious business of clowning - The Community Leader and Real Estate New and Views

Wynnum CBA branch staff raising awareness for Clown Doctors. Photo: Supplied. 

Wynnum Commonwealth Bank branch joined forces with other CBA branches across the country in June to raise much-needed funds for The Clown Doctors – a national program that provides highly trained, professional ‘medical clowns’ to help uplift sick kids by delivering ‘doses’ of laughter and joy throughout hospitals.

The Clown Doctors program is run by Australian charity, The Humour Foundation, which conducts ‘Clown Rounds’ in every major children’s hospital in Australia. For the past 20 years, Clown Doctors have been a national charity partner of the CommBank Staff Foundation.

The fundraising campaign was held throughout May and early June with Smile Day, the national fundraising day for The Clown Doctors, on Friday, 10 June 2022.

Wynnum Commonwealth Bank branch held an awareness and fundraising day in June, with staff dressing for the occasion in their finest clown gear.

“We know that Clown Doctors have big shoes to fill every day, which is why we’re proud of our 20-year history of supporting the work they do to help sick kids and their families,” explained Kylee Sickinger, Wynnum Commonwealth Bank branch manager.

“Our fund-raising efforts for Clown Doctors are something we love doing as a team and encourage as many in the community as able to donate to this worthy cause,” said Ms Sickinger.

“The local fundraiser we held in the branch on Friday 10 June was our way of bringing together our local community, allowing them to get involved and, more importantly, learn about the incredible work Clown Doctors do for kids in need. We’re very thankful for everyone who attended and contributed to this great cause.”

Tony Warner, CEO of The Humour Foundation, commended CBA’s ongoing commitment to helping The Clown Doctors.

“No child or family wants to spend time in hospital away from home, despite receiving brilliant care from medical professionals. Thankfully, the Clown Doctors provide distraction, magical play and humour to families when they need it most – spreading laughter and joy at a difficult time,” said Mr Warner.

“Over the past 20 years, CBA has helped provide funds and built awareness of the wonderful work the Clown Doctors do. We’d like to sincerely thank CBA and its customers for their ongoing contributions – all funds raised allow us to continue to bring the magic of Clown Doctors to sick kids in hospitals across the country.”

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