The Harcourts Foundation Western Australia supports the Fremantle Dockers to Kick a Goal for Literacy

By Hannah MacMillan on April 20, 2015

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 dyslexia in Western Australia, and it was important to us to be a part of that this year,” Mr Blakeley said.

The money raised will not only continue to raise awareness of the benefits of early intervention, but will also go towards providing essential services to assist children in Western Australia with learning difficulties.

It is estimated that up to 1 in 20 people have some form of dyslexia, which is why it is so critical that families know where they can seek professional help, diagnosis and support.

Because professional support for children with dyslexia can be costly, one of the greatest challenges facing The Dyslexia-SPELD Foundation is providing services to financially disadvantaged families.

With the help of the Harcourts Foundation of Western Australia, and the Fremantle Dockers The Dyslexia-SPELD Foundation is hoping to raise over $20,000 which could assist hundreds of families.

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