On Friday the 9th of June 2023 Euroz Hartleys will hold its fifth 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 2022, the event successfully raised $400,000 which enabled Euroz Hartleys to provide $100,000 directly to each of the four beneficiaries; Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation, Women & Infants Research Foundation, Lifeline WA 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 2023 the “Commission for a Cause” event will again 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.
Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation (PCHF) will use the funds raised on the day to secure two urgently needed pieces of equipment. This includes electromagnetic navigation software to make brain surgery safer and more accurate for children under two, and an Indirect Calorimetry device, which more accurately estimates the energy requirements of children in Paediatric Critical Care, delivering tailored nutrition to improve recovery.
Your support will fund two urgently needed pieces of equipment for highly vulnerable sick children.
Electromagnetic navigation software will make brain surgery safer and more accurate in children under two. This equipment’s not previously been available to PCH brain surgeons and will ensure they provide optimal surgical care so that this vulnerable age group receives the same high standard as children over two years.
For very sick children in Paediatric Critical Care, an Indirect Calorimetry device will deliver tailored nutrition during different stages of illness to improve recovery and potentially get kids home faster. Currently, estimating energy requirements for critically unwell children has been extremely challenging and lacking accuracy consequently risking seriously ill children being under or over fed causing further problems.
Euroz Hartleys Foundation is proud to be supporting the Women and Infants Research Foundation (WIRF) and the pioneering Lyfe Languages program.
Lyfe Languages brings medical students, doctors, and clinicians together with community to translate complex medical terminology into accurate and culturally safe Indigenous languages making it easier for regional and remote First Nations people to get the healthcare they need.
The program was initially developed to close the major healthcare communication gap which continues to affect First Nations people and communities.
Lyfe Languages aims to retain and empower Indigenous languages, partnering with new technologies to equitably transform health and well-being, and to create connected communities.
The Lyfe Languages translators (Language Champions) are youths from their communities who connect with their elders to work on translations via a mobile application.
Translations are approved by elders and both youths’ and elders’ names are noted against translations. This ensures knowledge transfer and multigenerational connection.
WIRF is working with Lyfe Languages, Aboriginal health stakeholders, community leaders and elders and medical professionals, to expand the scope and reach of this program to areas of unmet need including preterm birth prevention, which impacts Aboriginal women at a rate of twice that of non-Aboriginal women, and women’s mental health.
These modules will aim to provide the best health and wellbeing outcomes during pregnancy for both mother and baby and to establish strong foundations for children’s social, developmental, emotional and cultural connection and wellbeing.
The Women and Infants Research Foundation is focussed on the most critical issues impacting women, infants and pregnancy.
WIRF’s scientists and clinicians have continued to meet these challenges by delivering world-leading research into new therapies for preterm babies, better diagnostic tests for maternal and fetal health, improved access to healthcare for our Indigenous communities, and world-leading training in the management of surgical complications.
These projects are helping to save and improve the health and future of children, women and families, globally.
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 aims to enrich, support, and inspire our community by delivering social outcomes through cricket.
As the Foundation continues to build an inclusive and diverse tomorrow, it is creating equal opportunity for every Western Australian to benefit from a sense of belonging to a team through the game of cricket.
The Foundation programs are fully funded by generous donors to our Foundation, and are geared towards young people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds.
In 2023, Commission for a Cause will support the WA Cricket Foundation’s programs that provide opportunities for young Aboriginal people, those in our community with a disability and young women who will benefit from an inclusive and supportive environment. We are not just about cricket.
The funds raised will support connecting Aboriginal communities across the state and inspiring future leaders.
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, we have been able to develop a standalone pathway for people with a disability, from primary school right through to the WA representative sides.
The WA Cricket Foundation is committed to creating equal opportunities for all young people who want an opportunity to play a team sport from the Star Blast program which provides children with a modified version of the game, to our high-performance Inclusion Academy.
The Foundation also contributes to the Integrated Cricket League which provides local clubs an opportunity to enter teams into a competition that plays a modified format and has an Autism in Cricket program in partnership with the Autism Association of WA.
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 those who may choose to take their love of sport and cricket to the next level 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 the sport of cricket or through leadership training when they may never have had the opportunity.
Lifeline WA has a purpose to prevent suicide, support people in crisis and reduce the stigmas which can be a barrier to people seeking help.
Most of us have known sad times in our lives, but for some people that sadness deepens and deepens, taking them to the very darkest of places. The only path out of that darkness sometimes needs to be shone by someone else. Often, one of our remarkable Crisis Support Volunteers. Today we have around 250 volunteer Crisis Supporters, but we need more to ensure that all calls for help are answered. Almost 100,000 Western Australians called Lifeline last year and by 2025 we estimate that figure will grow to 150,000. One of those people could well be your own family member, or someone you work alongside. The training that goes into giving a person the skills to help someone survive their darkest hour is long and complex, involving many months of intense professional supervision. $4,000 is what it costs us to train just one new Crisis Supporter, and the only way that can happen is with the generous support of organisations like Euroz Hartley’s.
You are lifesavers, literally. By supporting Euroz Hartley’s Commission for a Cause, you’re enabling us to answer the calls of people in their darkest moment of crisis, often on the edge of suicide. By helping us you’re making a difference in a challenging space that many find too confronting to be involved with. Your support will contribute to the training, development and support of 175 additional Telephone Crisis Supporters to meet the growing demand for our life-saving services.