Forex strategy and payments provider AFEX today last week partnered with the Rugby Union Players Association (RUPA) to host its first Australian charity trading day. The successful event raised funds for the Rugby Union Foundation charity, Hearts in Union, to assist ex-players who are living with severe spinal injuries.
The event was an opportunity for AFEX’s small business clients to mingle with some of Australia’s rugby greats, as well as get to know the AFEX account executives that manage their payments and currency risk exposure face-to-face.
Former Wallaby Pat McCabe and current Warratahs Paddy Ryan and Benn Robinson enthusiastically manned the phones alongside AFEX’s expert staff. But the boys’ enthusiasm was trumped by the youthful spirit of Charlotte Caslick and Dominique Du Toit of the Women’s Sevens team. The stellar efforts of all the players ensured that a steady flow of trades was booked, each of which contributed to the donation to Hearts in Union.
Commenting on the event, RUPA CEO Ross Xeno said “Rugby is an inclusive game underpinned by a strong sense of mateship and integrity across the globe. Unfortunately, like all collision sports, there is always the risk of severe injury for players. We’re therefore proud to join AFEX today to support Hearts in Union in recognising and raising funds for players who have suffered catastrophic injuries.”
As Honner rubbed shoulders and shared a drink with eminent players, past and present, and AFEX’s most hospitable staff, this spirit of mateship among players and across organisations was very apparent.