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The Harcourts Foundation selected as community service finalist in the REIQ Awards for Excellence
February 1, 2015

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The Harcourts Foundation, has been selected as a finalist in the 2015 Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) Awards for Excellence in the Community Service category.

The REIQ Awards for Excellence recognise outstanding achievement and commitment to integrity in the real estate profession throughout Queensland.

CEO Harcourts Queensland, Jim Midgley said he was proud to be a part of an organisation that was truly committed to giving back to the community.

“It’s always made me proud to be part of a company that genuinely strives to help grow and enrich communities.

“In 2008, it was decided that rather than support any one charity, Harcourts would create an independent foundation that was able to give to a broad range of causes and to operate as a charity 100 per cent,” Mr Midgley said.

To date, the Harcourts foundation has raised almost $3million for a range of charities and causes across the …

Harcourts teams up with The Alannah and Madeline Foundation for anti-bullying program
November 28, 2014

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The Harcourts Foundation has partnered with The Alannah and Madeline Foundation to stamp out bullying with an $11,000 grant to implement the Foundation’s Better Buddies Framework in five schools across Victoria.
Dr Judith Slocombe, CEO of The Alannah and Madeline Foundation, said the Better Buddies Framework helps prevent bullying by creating friendly and caring school communities.
“Bullying is the most common form of violence against children, with one in four kids affected every fortnight, and we know that bullying behaviour can lead to an increase in violent incidents in our community, so early intervention is vital,” said Dr Slocombe.
“We know Better Buddies is having a real impact, with a recent evaluation showing 95 per cent of principals believe Better Buddies helps to create a friendly and caring school environment and 89 per cent reporting a reduction in the number of bullying incidents as a result of the program.”
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The Harcourts Foundation makes a difference to women in the indigenous community
November 18, 2014

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The Harcourts Foundation, established by real estate group, Harcourts Group Australia, recently granted the Red Cross over $7000 to deliver women’s weaving and art classes for indigenous women and young girls who have been affected by domestic violence.

The Red Cross, partnered with the Wallaga Lakes Women’s Group and Together Dreaming Boolarang Nangamai Aboriginal Art & Culture Studio to deliver these hands-on women’s workshops for healing.

Greta Whyte from the Red Cross, said the workshops helped to strengthen identity through connecting to country, learning to identify plant materials, harvesting and learning weaving techniques.

“This group of enthusiastic women were the driving force”, Ms Whyte said.

The workshops had so many positive outcomes, including having elder knowledge shared with younger generations, the revitalisation of aboriginal language, and connecting families together, whilst educating through conversations about domestic violence.”

Annie Green, a Harcourts Foundation Ambassador was thrilled the Harcourts Foundation was able to …

Harcourts Foundation Butterfly Ball Raises Funds for Perinatal Research
September 15, 2014

Harcourts_Foundation_LogoThe Harcourts Foundation has once again joined forces with fundraising group, Butterfly Babies to support the 2014 Harcourts Butterfly Ball, which will be held at the Sofitel Brisbane on Saturday the 20th of September.

Butterfly Babies is a fundraising arm of the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Foundation, focused on raising money and awareness for the internationally recognised Perinatal Research Centre (PRC). The dedicated team of researchers at the centre is focused on understanding and ultimately preventing pregnancy and birth complications for mothers and babies. Their current research is focused on exploring ways to reduce brain injury following premature birth, developing methods to detect seizures in babies and understanding how body systems can effect brain development.

Naming rights sponsor for the event, The Harcourts Foundation, is the charitable arm of Harcourts International Real Estate Group and has raised close to $3,000,000 since its establishment in August 2008. The Harcourts Foundation …

Show Jumping Aids SPCA With Donation From Harcourts Foundation
September 15, 2014

National show jumping champion Shaun Neill demonstrated his love of animals recently when he nominated the Vereeniging SPCA as the beneficiary of a cash donation made in his name by Harcourts Real Estate as part of his winnings at the 2014 SA Championships held in Durban recently.

Neill, who took the honours on Clyde Z, received a cheque of R20 000 as a donation to his favourite charity from Harcourts CEO Richard Gray. The property group not only sponsored the five-day event, which is a highlight of the local equestrian calendar, but this year also decided to introduce the “Riding for a Cause” initiative in which the top riders were all asked to nominate a charity that would benefit if they won..

Those who missed the live action will be able to see all the highlights of the SA Championships on the SuperSport 8 channel from 18:00 on September 9.…

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 …

Property Focus Newsletter (December 2013, Australia)
November 26, 2013

PF-genericIn this month’s Property Focus newsletter (November 2013, Australia):

10 Things to Check Before You Buy a Property This Christmas: These simple maintenance checks could be the difference between buying your dream property or signing up for a costly nightmare…

Market facts: Get all the latest property market facts from around Australia…

Harcourts Foundation Fundraising: Read about Harcourts recent fundraising events…

Helpful Apps for Renovating: These smartphone and tablet apps could come in handy over the Christmas break!..

View this month’s Property Focus newsletter in full – HERE..

Harcourts North Queensland Raises over $90,000 for Juvenile Diabetes Research
November 18, 2013

Harcourts_Foundation_logo.jpgHarcourts Townsville City and Townsville Beaches joined forces with the Harcourts Foundation to support the 2013 Harcourts Foundation Jelly Baby Ball in Townsville on Saturday 19th October.

Over $90,000 was raised through tickets sales, donations and auctions called on the night by Queensland’s chief auctioneer Ben Brady. All funds raised went to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation supports Australian diabetes research via the strategic provision of funding, investing over $100 million into Australian research to date.

“When we were planning the first North Queensland Jelly Baby ball a few years ago, the Harcourts Foundation were there, doing anything that they can to help. Anyone in the Harcourts Group has a heart of gold in my opinion”, said Damien Keyes, Host of the 2013 Jelly Baby Ball.

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Ella Reid from Harcourts Townsville City and Beaches who was a gold sponsor on the night said, “Juvenile Diabetes …

Harcourts Western Australia Raises over $30,000 for Charity
October 29, 2013

Harcourts_Foundation_logo.jpgLast week, Real estate group Harcourts Western Australia raised $17,470 for charity through auction of signed sporting memorabilia and several other donated items. As the event was the first Telethon Adventurer’s fundraiser for the Telethon year, Channel Seven owner Kerry stokes doubled this amount to $34,940.

“At the last minute, Kerry Stokes said he would match us dollar for dollar. So we asked the crowd to donate anything extra they could so we could make an even bigger donation to the Telethon Adventurers through the Harcourts Foundation,” said Leigh Moore, Managing Director of Harcourts Blue in Kardinya.

“As a parent, I couldn’t imagine being told that my children have cancer. Around 100 children are being diagnosed with cancer every year in Western Australia, and so the Telethon Adventurers are making a concerted effort to raise funds to find the cause and cures for these childhood cancers,” Mr Moore continued.

Harcourts …