On Monday 23 March, CommBank is launching a social media campaign to raise funds for the Clown Doctors. For every ‘silly selfie’ shared on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #ClowningForKids, CommBank will donate $5 to the Clown Doctors.
The Clown Doctors are a not-for-profit organisation that treats children in hospital with a different kind of medicine – fun and laughter. They conduct ‘Clown Rounds’ in every major children’s hospital across the country, bringing laughter and joy to sick and injured children. As a founding partner of the Clown Doctors, CommBank has supported them for more than 16 years.
Throughout the month of March, CommBank branches across Australia will be raising funds in the lead up to the Clown Doctors’ national day of fundraising, Smile Day, on 1 April. Donations to the Clown Doctors can be made at any CommBank branch throughout March or online at commbank.com.au/clowndoctors .
April 1 is the official fundraising day for the Clown Doctors, a not-for-profit organisation that lightens the pressure for over 180,000 sick kids and their families annually using humour therapy. The Clown Doctors visit 22 major hospitals around the country bringing laughter and joy to sick and injured children by parodying the hospital routine, while simultaneously offering respite for families and playing an integral part in the healing process.
For more than 16 years the Clown Doctors has been supported by CommBank staff through the Bank’s Staff Community Fund, which has been helping Australian kids since 1917. Current and retired staff make regular salary contributions to the Fund. The Fund supports youth charities in Australia, one of which is the Clown Doctors. These funds, donated by staff, are vital for the continued existence of the Clown Doctors.
With skill, empathy and a whole lot of fun, these professional entertainers do so much for kids in hospitals around the country. As a founding partner, Commonwealth Bank has been proudly supporting the Clown Doctors since 1999.
Each year, the Clown Doctors help the lives of more than 180,000 sick children and their families by conducting ‘Clown Rounds’ in every major children’s hospital in Australia. And with the help of our people through the Commonwealth Bank Staff Community Fund, the Clown Doctors continue to deliver fun and laughter across the country.
During March, you can help us help the Clown Doctors deliver more emergency fun by donating in any CommBank Branch or online. We’re aiming to raise $300,000 in additional support for the Clown Doctors this year, which will bring an extra 30,000 smiles to the faces of sick kids. Amazing.
So get to it! Shared a silly selfie on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #ClowningForKids and CommBank will donate $5 to the Clown Doctors!