Over 100 Agents supporting Hands Across the Water Charity 18 Feb 2022
Agents Worldwide to Hold Record Breaking 33 Hour Marathon Zoomathon for Charity
Over 100 agents, one cause. Thirty-three hours of non-stop, back-to-back Zoom marathons – all in the name of charity. That’s the concept behind this year’s Zoomathon, in which estate agents around the world will attempt to break the current world record for longest Zoom marathon over a period of 33 hours straight, with a strong training angle with one noticeable and all too predictable exception from Kerfuffle and their hour section.
Hands Across the Water is an amazing charity connecting underprivileged and disadvantaged Thai children with homes, food, education and ultimately a future. Simon Whale who is hosting one of the Zoom sections said “I’ve got to admit I thought I’d got pretty thick skinned when it came to what seemed like ‘yet another’ appeal for charity. When I heard their story, when I watched the video of what these Thai kids many of them orphans had been through I’ll be honest I sobbed like a baby. The sheer level of deprivation was on a level that I’d not witnessed before https://www.handsacrossthewater.org.au/
I knew Sam McLean, the editor of Elite Agent Magazine in Australia from my trip to AREC their huge trade show over there so when she and Steve Carroll reached out to ask for our help in making this a truly global affair it was an easy decision. When I heard that I was third on the list after Stephen Brown & Christopher Watkins my first thought was ‘YES!!! I’m still vaguely relevant, and of course I’d be happy to open for the UK as their fluffer.’
With some of Australia’s best talent getting involved household names over there including Leanne Pilkington, Rik Rushton, Jet Xavier, Mark McLeod, Jason Scott, Lisa Novak, Paul McGee, David Knox, Fi Blayney, Aaron Shiner and Lee Woodward to just name a few it promises to be an amazing experience. The whole thing cost just $53.45 Australian dollar (Around £28) with 100% of the funds going directly to the charity directly helping the kids.
So given this smorgasbord of talent and knowing what ‘learnings’ Mr Watkins and Stephen will inevitably bring to the party it left me thinking of what niche, what vital angle could I cover. So being the shameless populist I am I called up my old mate Doug Driscoll, a pom expat that’s been in Oz for decades and asked if he thought there might be any interest in a Real Estate Ashes angle, Doug confirmed that after the recent whitewashing of our cricket team the Aussies were hankering to continue rubbing our noses in it.
At 11am next Tuesday the 1st Real Estate Ashes will begin with two of Australia’s finest will go head to head with two of Albion’s best. So like a property version of Ocean’s Eleven I went to my rolodex and got the gang back together.
Representing the UK will be Jon Handford, MD of Fine & Country , part time Steve Merchant lookalike, but full time good guy. Then to bamboozle the Aussies we will have St Neot’s finest Mr Simon Bradbury MD of Thomas Morris, his metaphorical ‘googlies’ are certain to disorientate the antipodean threat.
So if for the price of a reasonably priced round you fancy tapping into all that serious international talent and watching these two lions fight the fight for the UK to see who does it best and most importantly of all help children who have next to zero hope without this vital support then please click here to truly help make a difference.
Chris Watkins will be on at 2pm doing his normal magic.
Stephen Brown joined by the amazing Spencer Lawrence & Vicky Bibiris at 3pm
You can buy tickets here, thanks for anyone who can spare the time and money https://eliteagent.com/zoomathon/