August 14, 2013
Yew Kong Lye
Mortgage Choice bids big for charity partner.
Total of over $270,000 raised for Ronald McDonald House Charities Mortgage Choice is delighted to announce it has raised since October 2011 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 an unforgettable charity auction at the recent Mortgage Choice 2013 National Conference held 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. Mortgage Choice CEO Michael Russell said, “I am constantly overwhelmed by the community spirit and generosity of our franchisees and their teams, company staff and our business partners.” “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. “Through Ronald McDonald House Charities, we are really fortunate to have a role in helping Australian families during their toughest times. I’m pleased to say our total donation to date of over $270,000 equates to nearly 2,045 nights of accommodation at a Ronald McDonald House for Australian families with a seriously ill child.” Mortgage Choice continues to make regular contributions to RMHC by donating from commissions received for every home loan settled. Staff and franchisees also show their support by making voluntary contributions from each pay packet or loan settled and by volunteering time at RMHC events.