While COVID uncertainty forced Barry Plant’s annual Wishtober fundraiser to become Wishvember, the result has been a record amount raised for Make-A-Wish Australia® — a charity that works to grant cherished wishes for seriously ill children and teenagers.
A market fueled by pent-up buyer demand following a long lockdown, helped the Barry Plant group notch up a record November and with an amount donated from every property sold in the month, the Victorian network will hand over a handsome cheque to Make-A-Wish for $119,260.
This brings the total amount that Barry Plant has raised for Make-A-Wish over the period of their partnership to $862,655.
Alannah, who was the face of Barry Plant’s Wishvember campaign has a neurodevelopmental disability. Her wish was to have her own horse, and Make-A-Wish made that wish come true, making Teddy, a horse she had bonded with, her own.
Barry Plant CEO, Nigel O’Neil, is excited about the result. “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. There is nothing as heartbreaking as a child with a serious illness but we know that 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 Alannah’s.”
For further information: Shiona Pearson, 0418 595 620.