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The annual Very Special Kids Piggy Bank Appeal fund-raising event rolled into Commonwealth Bank Pakenham on Tuesday, raising $1475 for children who live with life-threatening conditions.
One of the charity’s five giant piggy banks, three metres high and weighing in at 700 kilograms stopped at the Pakenham branch, on its journey throughout Victoria in the hope of helping raise $1 million for sick children.
The Pakenham bank’s fund-raiser included a pink dress-up theme and a range of activities including a sausage sizzle, piggy toy sales and collecting donations.
Commonwealth Bank Pakenham branch manager Jeevan Perera said he was overwhelmed by the support provided by his Commonwealth Bank team members, the VSK team and Pakenham locals, who rallied behind the fund-raising activities to help make the day a success.
The Very Special Kids foundation supports more than 900 families across Victoria, providing 24-hour nursing care at Victoria’s only children’s hospice, as well as professional support services for their families.
The Commonwealth Bank has been supporting the Piggy Bank appeal since 1998.
This year, the Commonwealth Bank Pakenham branch joined the bank’s 268 other Victorian branches that held fund-raising events and accepted public donations throughout the month of September.
The public can continue to show their support of Very Special Kids by making a donation or by purchasing merchandise online at www.piggybankappeal.org.au.

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