Harcourts Foundation Joins Forces with Butterfly Babies

By Julia Eyles on February 25, 2013

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 secured a reputation for being one of the most prestigious events on the Brisbane social calendar and to date, has raised over $500,000.

Naming rights sponsor for the event, The Harcourts Foundation is the charitable arm of real estate group, Harcourts and has raised close to $2 million since its establishment in August 2008.

The Harcourts Foundation aims to provide financial support that helps, grows and enriches local communities with all funds raised by dedicated Harcourts team members and clients in the form of fundraising events, auctions, workplace giving, individual donations and ‘off the top’ giving (a percentage calculated from each sales commission).

“The Harcourts Foundation is incredibly excited about supporting Butterfly Babies and the Butterfly Ball,” said Jim Midgley, Chief Executive Officer of Harcourts Queensland.

“This is an incredibly worthy cause and the research conducted is of vital importance to our communities,” Mr Midgley said.