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Halcyon homeowners give $110,000 to charity

Giving Back
November 12, 2020

In a year where charities have been hit hard by the effects of the pandemic, Halcyon homeowners have given more than $110,000 to 64 charities through the Friends of Halcyon Referral program.

The total was announced at a ‘Thank You’ event at Halcyon Greens in Pimpama, where representatives from a number of charities as well as homeowners from three Halcyon Gold Coast communities.

Halcyon’s Joint Managing Director Dr Bevan Geissmann said many charities had done it tough this year as events are the primary vehicle for fundraising.

“It’s been hard to hold events these year due to COVID-19 restrictions, so it is wonderful that our homeowners have been able to come together to benefit these charities,” he said.

“We’re incredibly grateful for our homeowners and their generosity, not only through the Friends of Halcyon Referral program, but for all their time and dedication they show throughout the year.”

Dr Geissmann said over the 16 years Halcyon had been operating, Halcyon homeowners has raised more than $500,000 through a wide array of fundraising initiatives.

“These donations help save lives, look for cures, help families and individuals who are victims of domestic violence and help animals among many other worthy causes,” he said.

“It’s an honour for us all to be able to help, and we are blessed to have homeowners in our communities who continually giving back to the broader community and to those in need.”

The event is the last one for 2020 and was also the biggest in terms of attendees and donations, with $25,000 being donated on the day.

Guests included Emma Thompson from Animal Welfare League Queensland (AWLQ), Susie Longman from Cancer Council QLD and Miguel Diaz from Parkinson’s QLD.

The Friends of Halcyon Referral Program is a dual-sided system where homeowners who refer their friends and family to Halcyon are given $1500 as a thank you and $500 to donate to their charity of choice.

Throughout the year, more well-known charities including Cancer Council Queensland, Parkinson's Queensland, RSPCA, DVConnect have benefited as well as many smaller groups. These include Veteran’s Care, an organisation which helps military veterans with mental health issues and Micah Projects, a West End based charity which helps individuals and families who are homeless.