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February 12, 2021

Harcourts Grenadier continue to make a difference in the community

Topics: The Harcourts Foundation, Press Release, media release, Harcourts Foundation, Community 0

Harcourts Grenadier, one of Harcourts most successful real estate businesses, has made a donation of $44,653 through the Harcourts Foundation to the Cancer Society’s Canterbury-West Coast Division.

The donation, which was made on Tuesday 9 February at the Addington Raceway, will enable the Cancer Society’s Canterbury-West Coast Division to provide education, resources and support throughout the community with a mobile SunSmart station, a shaded area for eventgoers and complimentary sunscreen among other initiatives.

Managing Director of Harcourts Grenadier Andy Freeman said, ‘Unfortunately we all know someone or someone’s family who have been affected by cancer. This funding and our ongoing partnership with the Cancer Society’s Canterbury-West Coast Division is focussed on making a real difference through the promotion of preventative measures. This means more education, more support and awareness for our community’.

Managing Director Harcourts New Zealand Bryan Thomson re-iterated that everyone at Harcourts is totally invested in working with the community. ‘The work Harcourts do in and around our community is something we are passionate about. I must commend Harcourts Grenadier on their continued charitable work in the community. To name a few good causes, just 2 years ago the team donated $42,518.88 through the Harcourts Foundation to the Akaroa Community Health Trust towards building a purpose-built family centre, as well as a $10,000 donation to the Cholmondeley Children’s Centre to strengthen the Adventure Based Learning (ABL) programme, which is the core programme which all children engage in when they come to Cholmondeley. It’s superb to see their investment in and around Christchurch’.

Elizabeth Chesterman, Chief Executive of the Cancer Society’s Canterbury-West Coast Division says, ‘This generous funding from Harcourts Foundation and the added support from the Harcourts Grenadier team will allow us to deliver our SunSmart message directly to our community.’  Being present and highly visible at summer events across the city will enable us to, both, spread the word and the sunscreen and we are very grateful for the partnership with Harcourts Grenadier enabling us to do so. 

Harcourts launched Harcourts Foundation in 2008. 100% of the funds raised go straight to the charities who need it most in and around New Zealand. Having already provided grants totalling more than $6.5 million to support local community groups, Harcourts is incredibly proud of the work The Harcourts Foundation and its many supporters are doing to help to change lives and make dreams come true.  

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Photo (L-R) Robert McCormack - Chief Executive Officer Harcourts Grenadier, Andy Freeman - Managing Director Harcourts Grenadier and Bryan Thomson – Managing Director Harcourts New Zealand presenting Elizabeth Chesterman – Chief Executive of the Cancer Society Canterbury-West Coast Division with a cheque for $44,653 on Tuesday 9 February 2020 on behalf of the team at Harcourts Grenadier.