Barry Plant raises $80K for Make-A-Wish
Every year the Barry Plant Group turns October into “Wishtober”, raising funds for Make-A-Wish Australia – an organisation that grants life-changing wishes to children and teens suffering from serious illness.
During Wishtober every Barry Plant office contributes an amount from the commission earned on every property sold in the month, with Head Office also contributing to the cause.
This year, despite a slower real estate market, the Barry Plant group will hand over a cheque for $80,000, bringing the total amount they have raised for Make-A-Wish over the eight-year partnership to $942,655.
When announcing the result, Barry Plant CEO, Mike McCarthy, thanked all the franchisees for their incredibly generous support.
“As a company, we are really focused on giving back to the community, of being connected to the human stories of our clients and in our local neighbourhoods,” Mike McCarthy explained.
Noah, who was the face of Barry Plant’s Wishtober campaign, was, at nine years of age, diagnosed stage 4 advanced cancer with multiple tumours across his body. One tumour had taken up to three-quarters of his chest. His wish was to have a dachshund puppy to be his best friend and sit on his lap when he finished his treatment and came home from hospital for good. Make-A-Wish granted his request and he named his wriggling bundle of puppy happiness, George.
Mike McCarthy understands just how important wishes are. “The granting of a dearly held wish can give a sick child the mental lift to help them deal with their treatments. Hopefully, the money we have raised will grant many wishes just like Noah’s .”
Donations can still be made HERE