Following road-side fundraising efforts, the 2018 Clown Doctors Appeal has raised nearly $40,000 for the Humour Foundation.
With the donations tally not yet finalised, a Humour Foundation spokeswoman said about $30,000 was raised through road-side donations, with a further $10,000 coming from business donations.
“It’s fantastic, particularly because we had more restrictions this year,” the spokeswoman said.
Because of the new restrictions on road-side fundraising, the spokeswoman said there was a chance the appeal would not have been able to go ahead in 2018, but was happy it had been successful.
The foundation is still expecting a few corporate donations in a bid to get this year’s fundraising tally to $100,000.
The appeal started on March 6 in Launceston on the West Tamar Highway before it moved to Campbell Town, and then wrapped in Hobart on March 11.
The funds raised will help support the Clown Doctors who work within hospitals with children, and the elderly, to make patients forget why they’re in hospital.
The Launceston General Hospital is the only one in the nation that helps fundraise for the organisation.
You can still donate to the charity here.