RE/MAX Advantage bids big at charity auction - The Community Leader and Real Estate New and Views
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Make-A-Wish® Australia was a winner at the RE/MAX Australia annual awards gala held at the Sofitel Brisbane. The charity initiative is a highlight of the night, raising money for the network’s partner charity. This year, it returned to the popular live auction format.

Auctioneer Dene Tucker led from the stage to motivate the 500-plus crowd to some spirited bidding and raise an outstanding $17,100.

With three excellent auction items, Mr Tucker began with the silver Apple iPad (9th Generation), which had been kindly donated by RE/MAX’s preferred partner, First Focus.

Second up was a BlinkPlus video production package featuring 20 Blink Plus video credits, a DJI Osmo Mobile SE Gimbal, and a choice of in-person training on the Sunshine Coast or virtual training for those outside Queensland. Jarryd and Ryan Fisher, RE/MAX Aspire, claimed the prize.

Then the big one… SOLD to Travis Gill, RE/MAX Advantage, with an incredibly heart-warming winning bid of $13,000: an opportunity to grant a Make-A-Wish wish, plus a group balloon flight.

“Giving back to the community and those going through tough times has always been a cornerstone of RE/MAX Advantage’s philosophy. Make-A-Wish Australia is a charity that is close to our hearts personally, and being able to support a child’s wish to come true fills our hearts with joy,” says Travis Gill, Director of RE/MAX Advantage.

RE/MAX Australia has been donating to Make-A-Wish since 2012 to help grant the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses, with RE/MAX offices individually and collectively working throughout the year toward achieving an annual goal for the charity.

Through the generosity of the network, the amount raised at the awards gala exceeded the value of the auction items.