News Archive : July 2014

Harcourts Tasmania Donate a Percentage of Each Property Sale
July 24, 2014

Harcourts TAS chequeHarcourts real estate offices throughout Tasmania have been making a donation from each property sale to charity, with $10,000 donated to the Ronald McDonald House Charities in Hobart last month.

The funds raised from each property sale, combined with funds raised at the Annual Harcourts Tasmania Charity Auction in May, were presented by Tony Morrison, CEO for Harcourts Tasmania, on behalf of The Harcourts Foundation.

“As a company which has grown with the support of the Tasmanian community, we are thrilled to be able to give something back via such a worthwhile and life changing charity like the Ronald McDonald House Charities,” Mr Morrison said.

The Ronald McDonald House Charities provide a wide range of programs to help seriously ill children and their families across Australia, all focused on making the journey to recovery as easy as possible.

Mr Morrison said the Harcourts group places high importance on giving back …

Huge benefits from Riding for the Disabled
July 21, 2014

1.Harcourts Foundation ambassador Emma Revell (far left), Tandem Realty business owner Colin Hair and Harcourts Northern Region Business Development Manager Debbie Brett (far right), present the cheque for $5,000 to North Shore Riding for the Disabled’s administrator Rhonda Cope and president Andrea Elmer.

The changes undergone by children who attend Riding for the Disabled can be dramatic.

10 year-old Imogen was born with Global Developmental Delay, and other intellectual disabilities. As a result she has difficulty focusing, interpreting situations and socialising with others.

Imogen’s mother Nicola says after starting at Riding for the Disabled the changes in Imogen were swift and noticed by friends, family and her school.

“Imogen has finally found something she adores. It has changed her whole persona from a little girl with no confidence and huge frustration to a happy and more focused child.”

The Harcourts Foundation, and Tandem Realty business owners Colin Hair and Nick Langdon, are supporting North Shore Riding for the Disabled through the donation of a $5,000 grant.

North Shore Riding for the Disabled president Andrea Elmer says it is greatly appreciated as the charity survives purely on donations and the goodwill of volunteers.

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A 3-D view of the world for special children
July 21, 2014

When Chris Jordan’s beloved sister passed away after battling breast cancer, he was determined to honour her memory.

Carolyn was mother to four children, including two little girls with Down syndrome, Emma and Nicky.

Chris, a pilot, decided to start a charity in his sister’s name to benefit children and young people like his nieces.

That was the beginning of the Child Flight Charitable Trust, and since its inception in 2012 over 130 children with special needs have been given the chance to experience the thrill of a 30 minute flight and take in a “3-D view of the world”.

The Harcourts Foundation, and Harcourts Hamilton business owners Brian King and Davinder Singh, are supporting Child Flight Charitable Trust through the donation of a $2500 grant.

Chris says generous donations from groups like the Harcourts Foundation are what enables him and his team of 14 volunteer pilots to fund the …

Helping Thomas lead a full life
July 2, 2014

Thomas Cargill was a completely healthy and happy little boy until he reached three years old.

Then his mum Jo, who is a sales consultant for Harcourts Dunedin, and dad Jamie noticed their son was becoming uncharacteristically tired and wobbly on his feet.

Jo and Jaime took Thomas to the doctor, he was hospitalised and within days had lost the ability to walk, talk or even sit up.

Thomas has mitochondrial disease, which is a complex genetic disorder that essentially caused the little boy to suffer a massive stroke.

It stripped Thomas of his muscular strength, his motor skills and required the once energetic toddler to be carried home from hospital.

That was three years ago, and today Thomas, through shear courage and determination, is strong enough to attend a mainstream school with the help of a dedicated teacher’s aide.

And thanks to help from the Halberg Disability Sport Foundation, …