On Friday the 17th of June 2022 Euroz Hartleys will hold its fourth annual ‘Commission for a Cause’ event. This year’s Commission for a Cause sees 100% of all brokerage generated on a day donated equally to four Western Australian charities.
In 2021, the event successfully raised $450,000 (exceeding the 2020 total of $225,000) which enabled Euroz Hartleys to provide $150,000 directly to each of the three beneficiaries; Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation, Women & Infants Research Foundation and WA Cricket Foundation. Euroz Hartleys Executive Chairman Mr Andrew McKenzie commented “I would like to thank our clients and staff for their continued support for this very important event. It is only through our clients and staff working together that we were able to achieve last year’s fantastic result which will directly benefit those in need within our community. Once again the result shows what can be achieved when we come together and work as a team and I hope it inspires other organisations to look at how they can make a positive impact on their local community.”
In 2022 the “Commission for a Cause” event has been expanded and this year we will support four very worthy Western Australian Charities. We’ve outlined some details about them below. You can also visit their websites to learn more by clicking on the relevant button.
As a leading sports organisation, WA Cricket aspires to create better, healthier and more inclusive communities through the work of our philanthropic arm, the WA Cricket Foundation.
The WA Cricket Foundation (the WACF) aims to enrich, support, and inspire our community by delivering social outcomes through cricket.
The WACF is creating equal opportunity for every Western Australian to benefit from the sport many of us love.
In 2022, Commission for a Cause will support the WACF’s programs that provide opportunities for Aboriginal cricketers, people with a disability and young women in cricket.
The funds raised will support connecting communities and inspiring future leaders.
Your support has helped the Foundation double the number of Aboriginal cricketers in their programs year-on-year.
The Foundation has increased their reach and capacity across remote communities to engage more Aboriginal youth through cricket in its “Deadly Cricket” and Aboriginal Leadership programs and the Kambarang Cricket Carnival.
People with a Disability
Thanks to the contributions from donors such as Euroz Hartleys, over the past two years, there is now a standalone pathway for people with a disability, from primary school right through to the WA representative sides.
The WACF is committed to creating equal opportunities for all future cricketers from the “Star Blast” program which provides children with a modified version of the game, to our high-performance Inclusion Academy.
In the past year alone, the Belt-Up Integrated Cricket League for players with a disability has grown from 169 to 246 participants.
Young Women in Cricket
The Foundation aims to help empower the next generation of young women through its leadership and community engagement programs as well providing support for athletes within the Female Development Pathway.
Already the Foundation has helped hundreds of young women across many demographics and backgrounds to find a pathway to success through participating in cricket or through leadership training when they may never have had the opportunity.
Euroz Hartleys Foundation is proud to be supporting the Women & Infants Research Foundation (WIRF) and its Predict1000 Study.
Drawing on more than 45 years of research excellence, WIRF is a leader in the prevention of preterm birth. WIRF’s doctors and scientists have unveiled a new research discovery which could reduce premature birth by up to 40%.
WIRF’s study identified a bacterial DNA signature in pregnant women (GLU Test) that strongly predicts preterm birth. WIRF’s team developed an algorithm based on the presence and/or absence of specific bacteria, and found that in some cases, the amount of bacteria present, could indicate a woman’s risk of preterm birth.
Through the Predict1000 study, WIRF are seeking to determine if it is possible to reduce the risk of preterm birth by implementing a simple antibiotic and probiotic treatment program in mid-pregnancy.
Over 2700 women have taken part in the Predict1000 Study to-date. However, the COVID climate of the past year has meant recruitment has slowed.
With 2022 being the final year of the study, the team are ramping up recruitment efforts in the hope to reach their goal of 4000 pregnant women.
By taking part in the trial, Western Australian women are contributing to cutting edge research that will redefine how pregnancies are managed and will potentially result in the lives of thousands of infants being saved.
The study team are also collaborating with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) women, Aboriginal healthcare providers and communities, to determine if vaginal bacterial DNA signatures are a useful tool in predicting ATSI women at risk of spontaneous preterm birth.
The team are also working to expand the study to include the development of a simple pre-pregnancy diagnostic test for prediction of preterm birth risk in all Australian women around the time of conception.
Australia’s pioneering National Preterm Birth Prevention Program, which has its origins firmly rooted at WIRF, is ensuring the next generation of Australians are given the best possible start to life.
This transformative work is complemented by collaborative efforts in the fields of women’s cancers and women’s mental health which is focused on curing disease and improving outcomes across the span of a woman’s life.
Euroz Hartleys is proud to be supporting Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation as they strive to bring the newest Vitom 3D surgical technology to help Western Australia’s littlest patients. This cutting-edge technology at Perth Children’s Hospital will change the lives of the 50-60 Western Australian children born each year with cleft lip and cleft palate issues.
Without corrective surgery these children face a lifetime of struggle. They may have eating and speech difficulties, other facial development complications and potential social issues.
Surgical repair needs to be meticulous as it involves tiny, fragile muscles, and often children need more than one operation.
The Vitom 3D is an innovative imaging system that provides improved and magnified views of a specific surgical area on a monitor over a patient’s theatre bed. This allows surgeons to better perform microsurgeries, resulting in improved surgical outcomes and long-term benefits for children.
The technology is expected to reduce the need for second cleft palate operations by 20-25% and can be also be used across many other specialities such as neurosurgery.
With this technology, everyone in the operating room has the same view as the surgeon, medical trainees can enhance their skills and knowledge as they watch the procedure, as well as receive close supervision for any part of the surgery they perform.
Not only is the Vitom 3D an investment in training our future doctors and surgeons who will care for the coming generations, it will have an impact on today’s children, changing the way procedures are performed, and improve the outcomes for children.
Through the support of generous donors and partners like the Euroz-Hartley’s Foundation, Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation is helping to transform the healthcare of WA’s sick children so they can get well and stay well.
The Foundation’s efforts ensure WA’s sick children and young people have access to world-class care that comes from;
- Ground-breaking research
- The most advanced equipment and technology
- The expertise of highly trained clinicians from Australia and around the world
- Innovative education and training programs
- Positive patient and family experiences
Driven by a vision of a community safe from suicide, Lifeline WA has been providing a free, 24-hour, telephone crisis support service, 13 11 14, in Western Australia for more than 30 years.
Lifeline WA’s mission is to prevent suicide, support people in crisis and reduce stigmas around mental health and suicide, which can be a barrier to people seeking help.
Your support of the Commission for a Cause Day will ensure that Lifeline WA has the resources to provide ongoing supervision and professional development to existing crisis supporters and onboard and train new crisis supporters who will collectively help more than 50,000 people via phone, text and online chat. Your support will save lives.