Pay It Foward
At the start of August, amidst what was the sixth Victorian lockdown, we launched Pay It Forward.
The idea was simple enough, during August and September we would give away $5,000 to an SME each month. They could be from anywhere in Australia, and would be nominated by our network of brokers, and the only criteria of entry was that they had been affected by lockdown.
Needless to say, the response was overwhelming.
Australia’s broker industry did not disappoint. We were overwhelmed with stories of businesses, owners and families trying to survive an unprecedented economic event that no one could ever have hoped to plan for in a social environment unlike anything they’d ever experienced before.
We responded the only way we could, we doubled the amount. $20,000. 4 recipients.
It’s now October, and just last week we have been able to hand out the final of our 4 cheques, just in time for them to be able to re-open and put the money to good use.
In case you missed it, here’s a recap of our winners:
Winner: Body Reflexion
From: Ringwood, Victoria
Nominated by: Laura Lawa from Buyer’s Choice
Winner: Potter’s Pantry Bundanoon
From: Bundanoon, NSW
Nominated by: Matthew Lorkin from Nectar Mortgages
Winner: Funtopia Carrum Downs
From: Carrum Downs, Victoria
Nominated by: Kon Triantos from MoneyQuest
Winner: District 3429
From: Sunbury, Victoria
Nominated by: Richard Cayad from Property First Mortgage Solutions