To celebrate Commonwealth Bank’s centenary of giving, Mount Druitt Hospital was one of the lucky beneficiaries to receive a $10,000 donation.
The hospital was one of 1000 organisations across Australia to receive a $10,000 grant from the bank.
The children’s ward at Mount Druitt Hospital received the generous grant from Commonwealth Bank Plumpton Marketplace, and the funds will go towards the upgrade of the ward’s healing garden.
Branch manager Tim Gulli was pleased his team could make a positive contribution.
“The staff from the Commonwealth Bank at Plumpton hope our fundraising efforts towards creating this special garden will help the children find much-needed joy during their hospital stay,” Tim said.
Fundraising and events manager Sonia Daniels said the healing garden project aims to provide families and patients with a flexible, inviting outdoor space that will provide a welcome change from the hospital environment for kids.
“Healing beyond the bedside is the objective. Our new garden will be perceived as an interactive, enriching place of restoration and recovery,” Sonia said.
“The project is taking shape with Fiona Robbe from Architects of Arcadia engaged to work with our staff, volunteers, consumers and families to consult to ensure all their needs and interests are incorporated in our garden design.”
Funding for the Commonwealth Bank’s Centenary Grants program is being provided by the CommBank Foundations’ employee giving program, which has been supporting Australians since 1917. More than 13,000 current and retired bank employees donate a portion of their income to the program, with each contribution matched dollar for dollar by the bank.
Thank you Commonwealth Bank Plumpton!