Banking on camp

A GROUP of sick children heading to a camp at Cohuna are set to benefit from the generosity of staff of a local bank.

Commonwealth Bank staff have presented Cohuna Challenge Camp with a donation of $10,000.

GENEROSITY. Bank manager Jodie Brown, right, hands the donation to Cohuna Challenge Camp co-ordinator Brooke Southern, accompanied by bank staff member Natalie Farr, back left, and camp officials, Jess Inglis and Jade Southern.

GENEROSITY. Bank manager Jodie Brown, right, hands the donation to Cohuna Challenge Camp co-ordinator Brooke Southern, accompanied by bank staff member Natalie Farr, back left, and camp officials, Jess Inglis and Jade Southern.

Camp founder and co-ordination, Brooke Southern said that the donation was a valuable adjunct to local fund-raising for the Gunbower Island camp for children being treated for cancer.

Local bank branch manager, Jodie Brown said that the donation was provided in celebration of 100 years of Commonwealth Bank employees donating to local community groups, charities and disadvantaged schools.

Ms Brown said that the camp donation under the CommBank Foundation Centenary Grants scheme was nominated by local staff as a worthy cause.

"We know the camps have provided a lot of joy for young sick children and Brooke and her committee have done a marvellous job doing it," she said.

Bank staff around Australia have been providing donations from wages contributions since 1971 when care packages were sent to troops fighting on the front line in 1917.

Cohuna Challenge Camp has been held annually for the past three years, with a generous community providing financial and in-kind support.

The next camp for about 20 children aged from eight to 12 will be held at Treetops camp between August 23 and 26.

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