Ray White South Australia has teamed up with the Port Adelaide Football Club to raise money for the Childhood Cancer Association.
The two organisations ran a special quiz night recently, and Ray White Unley’s Troy Sgarbossa confirmed they raised $26,082 for the charity which provides practical, hands-on support to children with cancer, and their families.
“Considering it was just a humble quiz night, I think that’s a huge achievement, and goes to show what people can do when they work together for a great cause,” Mr Sgarbossa said.
“Ray White is a huge brand, but it’s still family-owned and family-run, so the values of the company aligned perfectly with the charity.”
Mr Sgarbossa had run a quiz nights before, but said he had aimed a little higher with this one, organising guest speakers and prizes, including an Audi and Maserati experience donated by Solitaire Automotive Group.
The first two guest speakers on the night were young Port Adelaide Football Club player Jake Patmore and Ed Sach, a Junior Ambassador of the Childhood Cancer Association who had gone through tough times after he was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma.
The third speaker was Phil Tann, whose son Alex survived brain cancer after the family discovered a massive tumour at the age of three in 2013. Alex lost his hearing and sight as a result of that tumour and endured countless procedures and visits to the hospital.
The Childhood Cancer Association’s Kate McKeegan said it was an important event for the organisation
“Without any ongoing government funding, the Childhood Cancer Association relies heavily on events like the Ray White Quiz Night, to help us to raise vital funds for 30-plus services to hundreds of local families every year,” Ms McKeegan said.
Ray White SA/NT CEO Matthew Lindblom said it was good to be a part of such a fun event that raised money for a great organisation.
“To hear the stories of families affected by childhood cancer and how the Childhood Cancer Association helped them in their absolute time of need, had an impact on everyone in the room,” Mr Lindblom said.
“We look forward to continuing this event next year, raising even more money for the Childhood Cancer Association.”