Raine & Horne Mollymook Milton is doing its bit to ensure Ulladulla’s iconic Blessing of the Fleet Festival stays afloat.
The sales team is hoping to raise up to $10,000 for the festival over the next three months by donating $200 from every house listed and sold from January to March to the committee.
Raine & Horne principals Tony Hopper and Ben Pryde said the sales professionals were happy to put their hands up to ensure the festival could go ahead in 2018.
“It’s such a magnificent even for our town and something that many of our team has been involved in,” Tony said.
“My daughter was a princess a few years ago and her float won – it was a wonderful experience for her.”
Members of the Raine & Horne team have been Blessing of the Fleet committee members and many have taken part in the parade.
Ben said making a donation from each sale was a great way for Raine & Horne to continue to support the local community.
“We’re sponsoring two Blessing of the Fleet princesses and many of our kids will be involved in the parade.
“We would hate to see the event fold due to a lack of funds as it is such a drawcard for our town and also provides great entertainment for the locals.”
Tony said, with an office on the harbour overlooking Ulladulla’s fishing fleet, it was fitting for Raine & Horne to come to the party.
“The Blessing of the Fleet is an important tradition for our area and the parade and associated festivities make it a real community event that we can all be proud of.”
Ben said anyone thinking of selling their home should jump on board now to increase their chance of selling before Easter and contributing to the festival coffers.
For a free appraisal call the Raine and Horne office in Ulladulla 4455 3800 or Milton 4454 1900.
Photo: Rotarian John Payne (left) and Blessing of the Fleet Committee members Phil Brown and Leonie Smith are excited to have gained the financial support of Raine & Horne principals Tony Hopper and Ben Pryde along with the local sales team Ally Mitchell, Paul Chappell, Rob Granger, Scott Dundas and Katrina Condie.