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Canberra Hospital Foundation receives $100k grant from Canberra Commonwealth Bank employees

By Lachlan Roberts 10 December 2017 0

Commonwealth Bank Grant to Canberra Hospital Foundation at the Centenary Hospital for Women & Children – Tuesday, 5 December 2017. Photo: Supplied by Commonwealth Bank.

Support for women and children in the ACT was a crucial factor in the Canberra Hospital Foundation receiving a $100,000 Centenary grant from Canberra Commonwealth Bank employees.

The Canberra Hospital Foundation will be one of the first stops in a nationwide roll-out of grants to organisations chosen by local bank employees.

The Foundation will receive the extravagant grant after having been nominated by ten Commonwealth Bank branches in Canberra in recognition of the vital services it provides to the local community.

Funding for the Centenary Grants program is being provided by the Commonwealth Bank Foundation’s employee giving program.

Currently, more than 13,000 current and retired Commonwealth Bank employees donate a portion of their income to the program on a fortnightly basis. Their donations are matched dollar-for-dollar by the bank, and the money is donated to local organisations across the country that benefit youth well-being, access to education, and cancer research and awareness.

Nurses and patients from Centenary Hospital for Women and Children – Tuesday, 5 December 2017. Photo: Supplied by Commonwealth Bank.

Commonwealth Bank Regional General Manager in the NSW and ACT, Sara Sutton said Commonwealth Bank was excited to help those in the local community.

“Our employees have been generously giving since 1917 and to recognise their contributions, we’re proud to partner with the CommBank Foundation to provide 1,000 Centenary Grants in local communities across the country.”

“We’re thrilled to be able to mark the launch of the Centenary Grants at the Canberra Hospital Foundation, and support the important work they do helping provide world-class care for patients and their families.”

ACT Health Executive Director for Women, Youth and Children, Elizabeth Chatham, said that the generous donation will provide a significant impact at the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children.

“The funding will support the purchase of monitoring, medical and resuscitation equipment for babies, children, and adolescents. We are extremely grateful to the Commonwealth Bank of Australia for their support in this area.”

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