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, 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 …
Last 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.
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.