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 Maroondah Leader has reported on Harcourts Croydon’s participation in this year’s Walk a Mile in Their Shoes event, taking place on 8 May.
Gary Seaye, director of Harcourts Croydon, spoke to the Leader’s, Julie Hedjes about their involvement.
Harcourts Group Australia are passionate about ending violence against women, and are honoured to once again raise awareness and funds for White Ribbon’s ‘Break the Silence’ campaign.
Harcourts offices and members of the Harcourts team across Australia will be taking part in the Walk a Mile in Their Shoes event in May.
If you would like to support this worthwhile cause or join us, visit www.mycause.com.au/events/walkamileintheirshoes.
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.”
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.