CBRE Pacific raises AU350000 during signature charity event
CBRE Pacific raises AU$350,000 during signature charity event
| 23 November 2016
CBRE offices across the Pacific have recently raised approximately AU$350,000 for various charities as part of the firm’s flagship philanthropic event, Walk For A Wish.
On October 28, staff from 15 locations across Asia Pacific embarked on 10 kilometre walks in cities across the region, in order to raise funds for various charitable causes.
The Pacific team far outstripped its ambitious fundraising target of AU$200,000 for its seventh annual Walk For A Wish, with the event having raised over AU$1.3 million for local charities in this region since its inception in 2009.
Approximately 1,000 staff from Pacific offices participated in the day, with a number of dedicated and creative fundraising initiatives seen in the lead up to the event including raffles, auctions and champagne tastings.
For the first time in 2016, Australian staff were offered the opportunity to choose which charity they wish to raise funds for out of over 2,000 registered organisations, whilst out New Zealand team banded together to raise funds for Ronald McDonald House Charity.
CBRE’s President & CEO, Australia & New Zealand, Ray Pittman said this important initiative united our staff across the entire APAC region and provided an opportunity for the business give back to the communities in which we operate.
“The record 2016 fundraising result is a testament to the philanthropic spirit that exists within our company and the power of what can be achieved for our communities when we unite together.”
He added: “The decision to allow individuals to choose which organisation they wished to fundraise for proved beneficial, as staff were able to give back to causes they felt personally connected to.”
For the second consecutive year, Commercial Real Estate acted as the supporting sponsor for the event.
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