Broker group raises more than $270,000 for charity partner

by AB08 Aug 2013

Mortgage Choice has announced that, since October 2011, it’s raised over $270,000 in support of charity partner, Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC).

Most recently, the company’s mortgage broking and financial planning franchise networks, staff and lender panel members amiably outbid each other in support of RMHC during a charity auction at the recent Mortgage Choice 2013 National Conference in Alice Springs.

This fundraising event alone resulted in the company raising close to $56,000, in addition to the $217,000 already raised through a series of fundraising initiatives including state based events, franchisee and staff initiated sponsorships activities, salary sacrificing and donations per loan settled.

“I am constantly overwhelmed by the community spirit and generosity of our franchisees and their teams, company staff and our business partners,” says Mortgage Choice CEO, Michael Russell.

“The donation raised at this year’s National Conference is staggering and wouldn’t have been achieved if it weren’t for the additional contribution of those within our network who have donated more than funds, by offering auction items as well as their time to the cause.”

Russell says the group’s total donation to date of more than $270,000 equates to nearly 2,045 nights of accommodation at a Ronald McDonald House for Australian families with a seriously ill child.