Many REINSW members are active in their local communities - fundraising for local charities, volunteering their time for schools and sporting groups, involving their agencies in raising awareness for good causes, and much more. Read on to find out about some of our local heroes and how they are making a difference.
Mervyn Hunter fought on the Kokoda Trail and left behind detailed diaries.
||Brett Hunter follows in the footsteps of his grandfather on the Kokoda Trail.|
In April 2013, seven real estate agents took on the gruelling 96km Kokoda Trail in Papua New Guinea to raise money for the Kokoda Angels and The Salvation Army.
The agents started from Popondetta, the capital of Oro Province, on 14 April and trekked on foot across the mountainous terrain to Bomana War Cemetery in Port Moresby, where they arrived on 25 April for the Anzac Day dawn service.
The challenge was the brainchild of Chris Hasson, Principal at Raine & Horne Nelson Bay, who has completed a series of extreme charity events over the years.
Good sports give their all every season
From a festive spread to cheering on a special local rugby team, brothers Terry and Shane Torpy believe in the spirit of giving all year ‘round.
A healthy injection of funds
Keith Soames Real Estate has given their community a health ‘cheque’ by concentrating their annual fundraising efforts on their local hospital.
Agents’ show of support
Members from LJ Hooker Castle Hill get creative in aid of breast cancer research and treatment.
Stop and smell the dafodils
Agents use their selling skills to help cancer patients and their families across Australia.
Daring to light the way
CBRE’s commitment to sustainability is having some fun side effects, with a number of staff taking on some interesting challenges.
Global effort to give for good
Colliers International led a groundbreaking giving event to use the power of personal networks for the benefit of hundreds of charities in Australia and overseas
Agents help out with a Big Issue
He thought it would be an easy few hours to help out a good cause, but selling copies of The Big Issue turned into something much more for Peter Matthews.
Repeating history to revitalise charity auction
The challenge of engaging a new generation and keeping the interest of an established audience inspired charity auctioneer Craig Marshall to get creative.
Small price to make a big difference
It could have bought her a new lipstick, but instead Kathryn Hall used a spare $50 to give an African village a new school building.
Supporting arts leads to a new opportunity
Thanks to its sponsorship of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Ray White Commercial has the opportunity to lease a special commercial space.
Angels raise funds for Leukaemia Foundation
Wollongong real estate agent Lou Niceski was one of several local business people to donate to the Leukaemia Foundation on ‘Angels at Work’ day.
Tour de kids
Agents from Colliers International endured a gruelling six-day, 1000km bike ride from Bundaberg to Byron Bay to raise money for sick kids.
Christmas came early for the Ansell family, thanks to the efforts of a team of volunteers who built their house in just 12 days.
Day of difference
REINSW member agent Wayne Blackley made a day of difference to the Delezio family by providing free services for the sale of their home.
Striving for autism awareness
Since discovering that their son has autism, Maxine and Heath Baird have actively promoted awareness of the disorder by starting a local support group and raising funds through their Hunter Valley agency.