January is usually a time of festivities, rest and relaxation across Australia.
Many of us look forward to enjoying the natural beauty and amazing lifestyle that Australia is so envied for across the world.
Sadly this summer has been different.
We’ve all watched or been directly affected by the fires that have ravaged parts of our beautiful country. People have lost their homes and livelihoods, Australia is witnessing its unique bushlands and wildlife go up in flames.
Among the collective sadness the spirit of community has shone through with generous donations flowing into the charities helping the firefighters and affected communities.
In January we offered our clients the option to donate some of their January dividends and distributions towards the bushfire emergency. We were blown away by the response, as many of our clients chose to forgo some or all of their returns to help out.
Stockspot has also donated $5,000 and together we have raised over $37,500 that has been donated to the Red Cross Disaster Recovery Fund. We chose this particular cause to help support people in evacuation centres and recovery hubs around Australia.
Stockspot has clients from all corners of Australia and we are proud that we are able to help in this way.
If you weren’t able to donate your dividends but would still like to contribute, you can visit the Australian Red Cross website.
All donations above $2 are tax deductible.