Clowns in Wauchope raise money and smiles

Staff of Wauchope CBA Karen Stig, Robyn Cooper, Jayne Farrell, Lauren Pye and Marc 
Schneider.
Staff of Wauchope CBA Karen Stig, Robyn Cooper, Jayne Farrell, Lauren Pye and Marc Schneider.

Not taking themselves too seriously paid off for bank staff in Wauchope, who raised lots of money for a very special charity.

They held a raffle last Thursday, supported by local businesses and enjoyed cupcakes and general fun being clowns.

They raised funds for the Clown Doctors, a program of the not-for-profit organisation, The Humour Foundation.

Each year, the Clown Doctors visit around 240,000 sick kids and their families at 24 major hospitals around the country, bringing laughter and joy by parodying the hospital routine, while simultaneously offering respite for families and playing an integral part in the healing process.

For more than 18 years the Clown Doctors has been supported by CommBank staff through the Bank’s Staff Community Fund.

Current and retired staff make regular salary contributions to the Fund, which has been helping Australian kids since 1917.

These contributions are vital for the continued existence of programs like the Clown Doctors.

Raffle winner Margaret Walker of Wauchope with CBA's Robyn Cooper.

Raffle winner Margaret Walker of Wauchope with CBA's Robyn Cooper.

Thanks to the generous donations of the Wauchope community and local business sponsors Bago Store, Watermans Café, More Than Crystals and Books, and Wauchope Newsagent, bank staff raised over $370.

Rusty Gill of Wauchope won the guessing competition

Rusty Gill of Wauchope won the guessing competition