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Harcourts Busselton has once again sponsored the Busselton Hospice Care’s annual charity golf day.
The event, now in its tenth year, was another huge success with 36 teams of four playing 18 holes of golf in order to raise money for the hospice.
Busselton Hospice Care is a not-for-profit organisation run entirely on community funding and the generosity of volunteers.
This year, a total of $35,395 was raised which included an anonymous donation of $10,000. This brings the cumulative total for the Busselton Hospice’s golf day over its 10 year history to over $300,000.
All funds raised will go to the care of ill and elderly clientele who live in the home-like environment of the Busselton Hospice Care.
Neil Honey, Director of Harcourts Busselton, was actively involved in the tournament along with Stuart Cox, Chief Executive Officer of Harcourts Western Australia, and several other members of the Harcourts WA…
It’s been yet another positive quarter for Harcourts’ charitable arm, The Harcourts Foundation with over $38,000 worth of funding grants approved for charitable organisations across Australia.
Within New South Wales, an incredibly important funding grant has been provided to the Kid’s Research Institute for $5,000.
The Kid’s Research Institute based at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead aims to become a world leading translational research centre for children by discovering new insights into how diseases work, diagnostic methods and treatments.
The Harcourts Foundation’s funding grant will assist the Kid’s Research Institute with the purchase of an Alpha Imager to replace an existing piece of equipment.
The Imager is used to help researchers identify genetic mutations that cause disease and understand the protein structures leading to more effective treatments and cures.
Four Australian-based charities have received funding grants totalling $34,180 as part of the latest round of funding grants from The Harcourts Foundation.
In Queensland, a grant of $15,000 was provided to the Australian Leukodystrophy Support Group, whose aim is to provide assistance and information to those affected by Leukodystrophy and to support research into the disease.
Another $4,000 grant was provided to the Little Heroes Foundation in South Australia which offers support to children living with cancer and other serious illnesses, and their families.
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.
Local real estate professional, Clare Seamer will forgo creature comforts to strap on a pair of hiking boots and walk the famed mud and mosquito-infested Kokoda Trail.
Clare, a local Mandurah resident, will tackle the treacherous, rugged 96km trek in Papua New Guinea this week with 19 other Harcourts team members with the aim of raising $150,000 for Beyond Blue, Australia’s national depression initiative. The journey is expected to take 10 days.
To prepare for the gruelling trek, Clare has undertaken an intense training regime averaging about 15 to 20 hours per week including regular hikes, squats, and loading her 15kg backpack with weights.
She’s been told to expect humid days and ankle-deep mud, but Clare says the physical and mental exertion is nothing compared to the battles fought by those suffering depression.
“It’s going to be the toughest thing I’ve ever done,” she said. “But then I…
Come April, a group of 20 ordinary people will embark on an extraordinary journey as they attempt to conquer the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea on the 70th anniversary of the Anzacs in an endeavor to raise money for BeyondBlue.
The majority of the 20 participants are from the Harcourts real estate group, including Cathy and John McLeod of Harcourts Inner East, the catalysts behind the extraordinary challenge.
By the end of the challenge, the trekkers hope to raise over $100,000 for BeyondBlue, Australia’s national depression initiative, through fundraising, sponsorships and donations via The Harcourts Foundation.
The group will depart from Brisbane on the 20th of April, travelling to Port Moresby before embarking on the eight day Kokoda trek, and returning on the 29th of April.
The participants from across Australia began training for the eight day trek in dense jungle in hot,…
Real estate office, Harcourts Hawkesbury Valley displayed their generous spirit late last month as they presented a cheque for $5,000 to children’s charity, Camp Quality, on behalf of The Harcourts Foundation.
Camp Quality is a children’s charity that believes in bringing optimism and happiness to the lives of children and families affected by cancer through fun therapy and education.
The Harcourts Foundation’s $5,000 grant will help fund the “Fund a Family” program which aims to support local children living with cancer and their families over a 12 month period.
James Hall, Principal of Harcourts Hawkesbury Valley, raised the funds as part of Camp Quality’s annual esCarpade, a car rally which travels from Bendigo to Bright in regional New South Wales.
Mr Hall was incredibly honoured to take part in esCarpade 2011 and to present the cheque to Camp Quality.
“EsCarpade is a great…