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Harcourts Group Australia puts on their heels to help raise awareness of violence against women

By Hannah MacMillan on 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 our CEO Sadhana Smiles and it’s now grown to include every state we operate it,” says Mr Green.

In 2013 and 2014, Harcourts Victoria raised over $30,000 for each march, with the Group aiming to raise over $100,000 nationally this May.

This year, several notable ambassadors will be taking part in the walk, including Australian of the Year, Rosie Batty in Melbourne, former AFL coach, Leigh Matthews in Brisbane and former Australian Wallabies player, Garry Ella in Sydney.

White Ribbon Australia and Harcourts Group Australia will be accepting donations for Walk a Mile in Their Shoes until the end of May.

All proceeds raised through the campaign will be donated to White Ribbon’s Break the Silence programme in primary and secondary schools across Australia aimed at changing generational attitudes toward violence.

For more information about the event, or to donate or register your participation visit https://mycause.com.au/events/walkamileintheirshoes.

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