Mortgage industry’s own online fundraising event for the NHS goes live

Ryan Fowler

April 21, 2020

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Brilliant Solutions, the mortgage club and specialist mortgage distributor, has launched a mortgage industry fundraiser for the NHS that is open to anybody that owns a mobile phone and is connected to the mortgage industry.

The team at Brilliant Solutions has prepared an online poker tournament that requires no gambling account, no money to be bet or gambled in any way and runs on a smartphone.

The tournament is purely for the honour of winning a trophy as well as for industry pride and donations are welcomed through the company’s Just Giving site that has been set up in aid of NHS Charities Together.

Matthew Arena, managing director of Brilliant Solutions, said: “By asking for donations we hope to raise a significant sum for the NHS whilst providing an alternative form of entertainment for those streaming TV every evening.

“Thanks to this setup it allows any players of any experience or ability to play, from beginners to experts, it will be great fun for all players.”

Michael Craig, sales director of Brilliant Solutions, added: “We have been looking to organise a large industry fundraising event for a while and this year, it seemed more important than ever so we were not going to let coronavirus get in our way.

“We wanted it to be fun and also bring people together.

“As soon as we were able to identify a means of doing it without any of the negatives associated with gambling and without any costs, we knew that poker would hit a sweet spot.

“Having only spoken to a few of brokers and lenders we have just under 100 people signed up for the tournament already, it is going to be a great event that we are all looking forward to running.”

To participate, follow these steps:

1. Visit the Just Giving Donation Page – Brilliant NHS

2. Contact Michael Craig or anybody at Brilliant Solutions to register your interest

3. Brilliant Solutions will then contact you to arrange a suitable evening for you to play

4. Brilliant Solutions will send you:

a. The app to download

b. Joining instructions

A summary of how you can participate is available on the Charity Poker company web page.

The tournament is open to anybody with any connection to the mortgage industry whatsoever and sharing the details is being encouraged.

The initial rounds are expected to start in the first week of May with registrations encouraged before the end of April.

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