Funspiel Nets Over $11,000 for homeless

The London and St. Thomas Association of REALTORS® held its fifteenth annual Homes for Hope® Bonspiel on January 21, 2011 at the Ilderton Curling Club. This popular event is a fundraiser for Mission Services of London.

“One of the principal tenets of the Quality of Life philosophy to which REALTORS® subscribe is our belief that everyone should have access to safe, affordable housing,” explains Barb Whitney, LSTAR President. “Mission Services has been providing shelter and assistance to the homeless and disadvantaged in our community for over a half a century. We're proud to be counted among their supporters.”

This year's event raised over $11,000 for the charity, bringing the total raised by the bonspiel since its inception to over $113,800 the total raised by the Association through both the bonspiel and other fundraisers, including the very successful Homes for Hope® pins, to well over $263,800.

“We are very grateful to D&H Limited Partnership, Homes & Land Magazine, RE/MAX Centre City, Siskinds LLP, Touchbase Real Estate, Title Plus, Executive Travel, Oliver & Associates and Sutton Group Preferred Realty for sponsoring this event,” says Whitney. “We must also thank Past LSTAR President Glen Gordon, who has headed up the bonspiel's organizing committee from its very beginning.”