Bank staff clowning around

Mount Isa Commonwealth Bank staff dress up to support the Clown Doctors.
Mount Isa Commonwealth Bank staff dress up to support the Clown Doctors.

Mount Isa CommBank employees invited the community to help them raise funds for the Clown Doctors in branch on Friday, April 6. 

Branch employees supported the Clown Doctors by dressing up and holding a bake sale.

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 fun and laughter. Clown Doctors is CommBank Foundation’s National Community Grant recipient for 2017-2020. The not-for-profit is receiving $1.2m over three years through the generosity of 13,000 Commonwealth Bank employees who regularly donate a portion of their salary.

Throughout April, Commonwealth Bank branches across Australia will be raising funds in support of the Clown Doctors national day of fundraising, Smile Day, on 13 April.

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

Vicki Ryan, CommBank Mount Isa Branch Manager, said they had been supporting the Clown Doctors for more than 19 years.

“It’s a cause our team is very passionate about,” Ms Ryan said. “Through our fundraising day, we hope to help Clown Doctors achieve their goal of providing more Clown Rounds in hospitals across Australia.”

Tony Warner, CEO of Clown Doctors said the clown Doctors brought happiness to all who experience their magic.