Charlee's Basket awarded Commbank Centenary Grant

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Since 2007, the CommBank Foundation have awarded more than $20 million in community grants to 1,730 organisations nationwide, supporting a range of youth programs focused on health, education and social inclusion.

This year Commbank Foundation have committed to supporting families who've experienced pregnancy and infant loss through a generous grant supporting Charlee's Basket - Sands' new bereavement care package program.

Our Care Packages Manager, Shaye Woodhouse, was thrilled to accept the $10,000 Centenary Grant in recognition of her work developing Charlee's Basket.

Shaye said the funding will go towards developing Sands' pilot program for the distribution of care packages to selected hospitals throughout Australia.

"We are delighted that the Commbank Foundation have chosen Charlee’s Basket and Sands as the beneficiaries of this grant," Shaye said.

"The Centenary Grant is designed to drive positive change in the community and we are very happy that this will now result in positive changes for bereaved families after the death of their baby."

Charlee's Basket is one of 1000 community organisations who will benefit from a Centenary Grant in recognition of their work supporting youth wellbeing, access to education as well as cancer research and awareness.

On behalf of everyone at Sands, congratulations Shaye!

(Pictured L-R) Andre Carvalho, Sands CEO; Matthew O’Halloran, Southland Westfield Commbank Branch Manager; Shaye Woodhouse, Charlee’s Basket Founder and Sands Care Packages Manager; Jeremiah Ng, Commbank Small Business Specialist.