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The Harcourts Foundation raises over $130,000 for domestic violence charities
December 9, 2015

This year The Harcourts Foundation, the charitable arm of Australian real estate group Harcourts, has granted over $130,000 in funds to charities who help and support those affected by domestic and family violence. The amount was raised through donations, workplace giving and also through many Harcourts offices making a donation to The Harcourts Foundation with […]

The Harcourts Foundation grants CareFlight much needed funds for critical training equipment
June 25, 2015

CareFlight recently purchased a Macgrath MAC Training Video Laryngoscope, a piece of equipment which is vital to training doctors, nurses and paramedics in one of the most critical interventions their medical teams perform, airway management.

The new equipment was purchased for training in Sydney and the greater New South Wales region, after CareFlight received a recent grant from the Harcourts Foundation.

The equipment will allow CareFlight’s doctors, nurses and paramedics to learn the new techniques associated with video-laryngoscopy without compromising their ability to respond immediately to an emergency.

“Before applying for the grant, training was curtailed because it meant taking the operational equipment out of service,” said CareFlight’s, Andrea Phillips.

Airway management is one of the most critical interventions that can be performed on a patient at an accident scene or in transport as getting it wrong has the potential to kill the patient. However, the devices used in this …

Harcourts and supporters donned their heels to help raise awareness of violence against women
May 11, 2015

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Real estate agents and a huge group of supporters across Australia rallied together on Friday 8 May and walked a mile in high heels to help raise awareness of the issue of violence against women.

The Harcourts Foundation in conjunction with White Ribbon Australia held walks across Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia, Tasmania and South Australia to shed light on an issue that affects up to 1 in 5 Australian women.

The Harcourts Foundation National Coordinator Julia Eyles said she was moved that so many people showed their support, with almost eight hundred walkers joining the team on the day across Australia.

“This is an issue we are all very passionate about, it was so good to see that after five months of planning, so many chose to show their support and walk with us to shed light on an issue that affects so many”, said Mrs Eyles.…

The Harcourts Foundation Western Australia supports the Fremantle Dockers to Kick a Goal for Literacy
April 20, 2015

The Harcourts Foundation, the charitable arm of real estate group Harcourts Western Australia, has partnered with the Fremantle Dockers Football Club and the West Australian newspaper to support The Dyslexia-SPELD Foundation of WA and The Mo, Evie and Otis Maslin Foundation in the Kick a Goal for Literacy promotion.

The Harcourts Foundation has pledged to donate $50 for every goal kicked by the Fremantle Dockers during the 2015 AFL football season.

At the end of the season, the total amount raised will be donated to Literary Services via The Mo, Evie and Otis Maslin Foundation and The Dyslexia-SPELD Foundation of WA.

Harcourts Western Australia CEO Paul Blakeley says the money raised will go a long way to supporting children with learning difficulties in Western Australia.

“The Kick a Goal for Literacy promotion has done a great job of raising awareness of the importance of early intervention for children struggling with …

Harcourts Group Australia puts on their heels to help raise awareness of violence against women
April 15, 2015

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Harcourts Group Australia is preparing to walk a mile on Friday 8 May, when the group will join forces with White Ribbon Australia to take a stand against violence at the annual Walk a Mile in Their Shoes event.

Harcourts offices and supporters across Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia, Tasmania and South Australia will march at 11.30am (AEST), to raise funds and awareness of violence against women.

Almost 600 men and women are expected to march on 8 April this year whilst donning a pair of heels to increase public awareness of the impact of violence against women in Australia.

Managing Director, Mike Green says he’s proud the entire group is across this initiative which has already raised over $22,000 to date.

“It’s terrific to see our team come together to support such a worthwhile cause.

“This event started in Victoria two years ago, and was led by …

The Harcourts Foundation achieves three million dollar milestone
April 1, 2015

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The charitable arm of Harcourts real estate group, The Harcourts Foundation has surpassed $3 million in funds raised to support local non-profit community groups across the country and internationally.

The Harcourts Foundation was established by Harcourts in 2008. The foundation operates as a charity 100 per cent, with all funds raised going directly to non-profit organisations.

The Foundation is funded through Harcourts employees’ salary sacrifice, ‘off the top’ contributions from commissions and organised fundraisers.

There are currently more than 264 of Harcourts global offices participating in the Harcourts Foundation programme, donating a percentage of every property sale.

Harcourts Managing Director Mike Green says that in just a short time the Harcourts Foundation has touched the lives of thousands of people throughout Australia, and across the globe.

“Internationally, the Harcourts Foundation has made more than 500 grants to community groups, helping with everything from supporting programmes for women affected by violence, …

Alzheimers Waikato increases numbers to meet growing demand
March 29, 2015

Two out of every three New Zealanders is touched by dementia, a devastating illness for which there is no known cure.

Dementia takes many different forms but often results in changes in memory, thinking, behaviour, personality and emotions, and a person’s ability to perform everyday tasks.

Alzheimers Waikato provides valuable support to people affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia, including their families and carers. They recently expanded their team appointing a new manager, Sue O’Donnell so that their Educator, Jane Kay could focus on providing education and support to the Waikato community.

“We offer people affected by dementia, a support system that includes education, support groups and strategies to assist in caring for someone with dementia. We do home visits, telephone monitoring, and provide comprehensive written information to clients,” says O’Donnell.

“My recent appointment will allow Jane to spend more time assisting the growing number of people affected by this illness. …