O’Brien’s Real Estate has joined forces with the Pakenham Racing Club in a non-for-profit partnership to raise cash for those in need.
As part of a newly formed sponsorship deal, O’Brien’s and the Pakenham Racing Club will spearhead a number of fundraising events in the coming year.
Director Rod Capuano estimates the agency’s O’Brien Foundation has approximately $67,000 to contribute to local community groups, sporting clubs and those in need.
Mr Capuano is even investigating if the group can support the family of Visesio Natoealofa, who was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident earlier this month.
The foundation will require a charity on Vise’s family’s behalf to contribute the money to.
“We’re enthusiastic to support local charities and sporting groups and anybody who is in need,” Mr Capuano said.
“Whether it is sick kids, people with illnesses or somebody who can’t work because of a bad accident – we want to help out.”
In one example, Mr Capuano detailed how the O’Brien Foundation provided an ailing woman the chance to participate in a Sydney marathon.
“She had a life sentence and all that she wanted to do was a Sydney to Surf event,” he said.
“We paid for her to get down there and she was able to do that before she died.”
Under the renewed partnership, the foundation will host a large-scale charity event on 11 April – anticipating to raise between $20,000 and $30,000.
Those in need can apply for a grant on the O’Brien Real Estate Foundation website.