Manra Group Rosie Batty and Cherie McGill Credit Alan Hughes Photography

Mantra Group properties and team members from all around Australia have united to raise AUD$79,265 in the past year for the Luke Batty Foundation, the Group’s official charity partner.

The FY16 donation, which was presented to Rosie Batty at a fundraising event at Peppers Noosa Resort and Villas on 5 August, will help the Luke Batty Foundation continue their important work of building awareness of family violence in our community.

Luke Batty Foundation CEO and 2015 Australian of the Year Rosie Batty said the Foundation depends on businesses and the community for assistance and support.

“We are very appreciative of the continued support Mantra Group provides to the Foundation,” said Rosie Batty.

“It’s so important for corporate Australia to get behind social issues like family violence.

“This donation will deliver long lasting benefits to the community by supporting our efforts to put victims at the center of the conversation on how to address the family violence epidemic.

“The Luke Batty Foundation and the Never Alone campaign aims to lead the way for prevention in Australia through awareness raising and education partnerships.”

Mantra Group Executive Director Human Resources, Cherie McGill, said the Group is focused on supporting charities and community organisations through various programs and initiatives.

“It’s all about knowing what matters to our team and the communities in which we work and live,” Cherie said.

“Our team is incredibly proud of this donation, which reflects our long-standing commitment to supporting charities that make a big difference in the community.”

The relationship between the Luke Batty Foundation and Mantra Group was formed following Rosie Batty’s inspirational presentation at Mantra Group’s company conference one year ago, where her spotlight on family violence and messages of overcoming adversity resonated with team members.

The partnership also creates a platform for Mantra Group’s 4,300+ strong team members across its Australian hotel network to actively undertake fundraising activities throughout the year in their respective regions.

Mantra Group is a proud supporter of the Luke Batty Foundation, as passionate advocates against family violence. The foundation brings awareness to the social issue of domestic violence. It works to achieve empowerment of women, give voices to the children and hold accountability to the perpetrator through education, advocacy and campaigning.

James Wilkinson

Editor-In-Chief, Hotel Management