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, 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 …
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.
Ella Reid from Harcourts Townsville City and Beaches who was a gold sponsor on the night said, “Juvenile Diabetes …
The funds have helped the lives of thousands, including those affected by cataclysmic disasters such as the 2013 Tasmanian bushfires, the 2011 Queensland floods, the 2009 Victorian bushfires and the Christchurch earthquakes.
The Harcourts Foundation was formed in 2008 as a way for Harcourts to give back to its communities.
All funds have been raised by dedicated Harcourts team members and clients through fundraising events, auctions, workplace giving and individual donations. The majority of donations are made through “off the top” giving, which is an amount donated by Harcourts offices from the sale of properties.
Managing Director of Harcourts International, Mike Green says raising over $2 million for charities in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa is a landmark achievement and evidence of the group’s …
Seven Australian-based charities have received funding grants totalling $46,000 as part of the latest round of funding grants from The Harcourts Foundation.
In Queensland, a grant of $15,000 was provided to the North Queensland Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund and $10,000 was provided to Butterfly Babies, a charity within the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Foundation.
Three charities in South Australia received funding grants including the Legacy Club of Adelaide for $5,000, Operation Flinders Foundation for $5,000 and St Vincent de Paul Society for $1,000.
The money granted will provide these charitable organisations with the funds to carry out important research and development projects, purchase vital equipment for those in need, and run significant community projects and services.
The Harcourts Foundation has joined forces with fundraising group, Butterfly Babies to support the 2013 Harcourts Foundation Butterfly Ball.
Butterfly Babies is a new fundraising arm of the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Foundation (RBWHF), 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 improving health outcomes for mothers and babies, particularly babies born prematurely or with brain injuries.
Butterfly Babies consists of community volunteers, fundraising professionals and members of the research team – all who have either had personal experience with premature or seriously ill babies, or people who see the importance of the research and the ability of the research team to make a real difference.
Butterfly Babies have planned a number of fundraising initiatives for 2013, culminating in the annual Butterfly Ball in November.
Over the years, the Butterfly Ball has …