Kwinana Courier - - Residential -

LJ HOOKER Aus­tralia has recorded a col­lec­tive $7 mil­lion in com­mu­nity do­na­tions for peo­ple in need through its epony­mous char­i­ta­ble foun­da­tion.

The mile­stone fig­ure came just ahead of LJ Hooker Foun­da­tion Day on Septem­ber 20, the 89th an­niver­sary of the iconic real es­tate brand.

Launched a year ago, the LJ Hooker Foun­da­tion now con­sol­i­dates the grass­roots fundrais­ing ac­tiv­i­ties of its net­work for ma­jor do­na­tions to char­ity part­ners Cys­tic Fi­bro­sis Aus­tralia (CFA) and the Humpty Dumpty Foun­da­tion.

Over the past year alone, $571,927 has been raised for the two or­gan­i­sa­tions, with funds used to buy chil­dren’s med­i­cal equip­ment in­clud­ing a Car­ilex Coziny mat­tress for King Ed­ward Me­mo­rial Hos­pi­tal and CFA’s Consumer Con­nect, a world-first on­line com­mu­nity es­tab­lished to bring to­gether Aus­tralians af­fected by cys­tic fi­bro­sis.

LJ Hooker Foun­da­tion spokes­woman Heather Hil­ton said the foun­da­tion had helped lo­cal of­fices en­gage with their com­mu­nity and make a dif­fer­ence to the lives of chil­dren and cys­tic fi­bro­sis suf­fer­ers across the coun­try.

“On any give week­end, LJ Hooker teams around the coun­try are fundrais­ing,” she said.

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