Hunter-based Real Estate agency Tony Cant will be supporting cancer research in honour of their founder, Ross Birrell who lost his battle with lung cancer last year.
Ross’s son, John Birrell followed in his father’s footsteps as the Principal and Sales Consultant of the agency. He has pledged to donate 5% of the commission from each house sold in March to the Australian Cancer Research Foundation.
“I lived my life to make my father proud, and I like to think I achieved that. It was great to hear him say how proud he was of his kids, his wife, and his staff.
Ross, in a nutshell, was an action man. He was an utterly selfless and giving man with an enviable spark for life. He lived by the phrase ‘actions speak louder than words’ and I like to think I can carry on that legacy. As the anniversary of his passing approached we decided to support cancer research because we wanted to prevent other families from going through the same loss.
Ross tried his hand at every career under the sun before finding his true passion in real estate. Real estate resonated with his ambitious, enthusiastic and vibrant personality and with the help of his long-term mate, Tony Cant, he was able to set up two small businesses in Thornton and Medowie.
All of our offices are doing something to get involved. We’re currently advertising our promotion in local newspapers, have distributed flyers and made letterbox drops throughout the community. We have also shared it across our social platforms, our website and on our email signatures.
It was hard to say goodbye to my dad as he was my role model and my best mate. I am proud that the team at Tony Cant can do our part to end cancer in his memory.” – ACRF Supporter, John Birrell
To learn about different ways your workplace can get involved with ACRF, click here.