Our team at Raine & Horne Darwin take their Movember fundraising efforts very seriously. Every year we have raised the bar by setting higher targets throughout the month and this year we busted the total of $10 000 with 3 days to Mo!
We kicked the month off with ‘The Amazing Race’ Car Rally and then held their Trivia Night at the Pints club last week. The generosity of sponsors was incredible. In some cases we did not even have to ask if Companies would donate goods for our auctions or prizes they just walked in the door and volunteered.
The secret to such a successful fund-raising event was in the organisation and my committee spent several hours planning and coordinating the events well before Movember rolled around. The beers that we consumed were a necessary part of the process as we would not have been able to be as productive without them?
The running of this sort of event needs to be fun as well. Growing a Mo is a bit of fun, then you get to have a laugh whilst you participate in the events. It just makes the whole process roll smoothly and then before you know it you have $10K in the kitty.
We have committed to making Movember our premiere annual Fund Raising Event for the last 3 years and plan to be involved for many more to come. The cause cuts close to the bone. Several of our staff have had close personal involvement with both Men’s depression and cancer. It’s a very relatable charity to be a part of. The Mo Men and Mo Women are looking forward to the shave off on Wednesday at Wisdom Bar in the CBD when real estate life could return to normal.
Now as a final note I would like to comment that I was planning on bringing you some footage of the Movember events in this blog however my video editor, Peter Kafkas is attending the birth of his son as we speak so that will just have to wait for a bit however stay tuned! Let’s hope that the little bloke looks nothing like his Old Man below!