14/10/2014 - 12:31

Homing in for charity

14/10/2014 - 12:31

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Perth property developer Nigel Satterley is leveraging his property assets for the benefit of the not-for-profit sector.

Homing in for charity
Nigel Satterley has teamed up with Nedlands boutique Elle, represented by Naomi Pilkington, to raise $55,000 for Telethon Speech and Hearing. Photo: Attila Csaszar

Perth property developer Nigel Satterley is leveraging his property assets for the benefit of the not-for-profit sector.

This week, Mr Satterley and his wife, Denise, will open their Peppermint Grove home to host a cocktail party to raise approximately $55,000 for Telethon Speech and Hearing.

A fashion parade will be core to the evening, run by Nedlands fashion boutique Elle.

Mr Satterley told Business News he hoped the event would be the first of many hosted at Chiritta House, for which the Satterleys paid $17.5 million last year.

“We’re hoping, for instance, that we will hold this as an annual fashion parade for Telethon Speech and Hearing, and we will always do something leading up to Melbourne Cup week,” Mr Satterley said.

“But there will be other charities that we’re involved with that we’ll do things for as well.”

Mr Satterley was awarded an Order of Australia in 2006, partly due to his contribution to charity.

He said former governor of Western Australia Malcolm McCusker had done a fantastic job of making corporations more aware of the importance of giving back, but that about 30 families were still doing much of the heavy lifting.

Mr Satterley said those bigger donors, including Satterley Property Group, were still committing to community support even as growth dropped.

“[For example] we give about 5 per cent of our pre-tax profits to the community, and yes our profits dropped and we still gave even more than 5 per cent to the community,” he said.

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