Countdown to the day
On Friday the 18th of June 2021 Euroz Hartleys will hold it’s third annual ‘Commission for a Cause’ event. Commission for a Cause sees 100% of all brokerage generated on a day donated equally to three West Australian charities.
In 2020, the event successfully raised $225,000 (exceeding the 2019 total of $195,885) which enabled Euroz to provide $75,000 directly to each of the three beneficiaries, Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation, Street Connect and Minderoo Foundation Fire Fund. Euroz Hartleys Executive Chairman Mr Andrew McKenzie commented at the time “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 this 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 2021 the “Commission for a Cause” event will support three very worthy West 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.
In 2021 the Euroz Hartleys Foundation is proud to be supporting the WA Cricket Foundation and its female, disability and Aboriginal cricket programs as they strive to support positive social outcomes.
The WA Cricket Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Western Australian Cricket Association and was established in December 2017 to support the future of cricket in Western Australia and the community in which it operates. Through the Foundation, the Association is funding and supporting key initiatives that will deepen its engagement in the community.
The WA Cricket Foundation is active and engaged with leaders in Australian sport, who seek to enrich, support and inspire our state to be a better, healthier and more inclusive community.
Cricket for people with a disability
One of the main reasons that participation by children and adults with a disability are underrepresented in cricket is the lack of role models and heroes from this cohort, as well as limited access to programs they feel they can take part in.
We need to develop pathways and programs providing both kids and adults with a disability the opportunity to take part and feel a sense of belonging to a club or program that welcomes them regardless of their ability or aspiration.
Marquee pathway programs like the National Cricket Inclusion Championships (NCIC) allow us to highlight the outstanding individuals in these programs and their achievements at a National and International level however this provides opportunity for a limited number of participants.
It is essential that the NCIC continues to create a generation of people who see cricket as a sport for them, and a cricket community who understand that cricket is a sport is for all.
Essential to this is a strong level of support for programs that lead to an opportunity to be part of the NCIC, programs that we have outlined below that develop a strong base for players with a disability that will ultimately allow them to strive for success at State and National level.
Aboriginal people are greatly underrepresented in community and elite cricket programs, despite there being a strong historic association with the game. Extensive work is required in the community to help bridge the gap between existing cricket structures and environments and the Aboriginal community. The Aboriginal community has a proven love of the game and often engages in unstructured games or as fans, without the support to integrate into our existing structures and pathways.
By developing and expanding these programs, we will be able to engage in schools (Leadership Program), the community (Deadly Cricket) in ways that are safe, accessible, fun and meet community needs.
By linking these programs with a new pathway program (Kambarang Cricket Carnival), opportunities are created in regional WA for players to transition their love of the game into playing opportunities and into being part of a community club.
These programs will ensure that the love of cricket is channeled into activities that allow Aboriginal people to succeed in the game and ensure support is provided ongoing for engagement that reflect how Aboriginal people want to participate in the game either in structured or unstructured competitions.
Over time, these programs will also ensure that talented Aboriginal players will remain in the game longer and become role models to inspire the next generation of Aboriginal players.
Cricket for women and girls has historically been considered secondary to the opportunities provided to men and boys.
It is pleasing to now see that there is equal attention being given to the game for both genders ensuring a strong future for the game.
However, history means that we need to ensure equity in the game for women and girls. This requires accelerating some aspects of the game to ensure that cricket for women and girls can catch up with the opportunities traditionally given to boys and men within the game.
The idea that you can’t be what you don’t see is a seriously limiting factor in our ability to grow the game for female participants and we need to put in place programs that will enable girls to grasp the opportunities they now see regularly on television and in other media.
Teenage girls have long been disenfranchised from sport as they grow from young girls to teenagers and lose the opportunity to learn, through sport, key characteristics that help girls achieve success in later life – leadership, self confidence, connectedness.
Euroz Hartleys Foundation is proud to be supporting the Women & Infants Research Foundation (WIRF) and its Predict 1000 Study. 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, via the GLU Test, that strongly predicts preterm birth. WIRF’s team developed an algorithm based on the presence and/or absence of specific bacteria, and in some cases, the amount of bacteria present, to attempt to predict a woman’s risk of preterm birth.
Through the Predict 1000 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.
WIRF are pioneering a new era of preventative medicine, solving problems at the earliest stages before they start.
Drawing on more than 40 years of research excellence, WIRF is a leader in the prevention of preterm birth.
Their world’s first national preterm birth prevention program, which has its origins firmly rooted here in WA, is making pregnancy safer and saving untold heartache for Australian families.
This transformative work is complemented by collaborative efforts in the fields of women’s cancers and women’s mental health which is focussed on curing disease and improving outcomes across a life course.
The Wal-yan Respiratory Research Centre (the Centre) is a global epicentre for paediatric respiratory research, informing clinical practice and driving a new research agenda for childhood lung health. A powerhouse partnership between the Telethon Kids Institute, Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation (the Foundation) and Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH) ensures that the Centre will lead paediatric research in Australia and contribute significantly to global efforts to improve the lives of children with respiratory conditions and their families.
In Australia, around 1 million children live with serious respiratory diseases, with asthma alone costing the country $28 billion each year. More than 100,000 of these children are in WA. These illnesses are the leading cause of hospital admissions for children under four, accounting for 30 percent of all childhood hospitalisations. Moreover, Aboriginal children are 10 times more likely to be hospitalised with acute respiratory illness than non-indigenous kids and twice as likely to die from their disease.
The Wal-yan Respiratory Research Centre aims to make a significant impact on these health challenges and statistics, with an unrivalled opportunity to improve the lives of millions of children with respiratory illness, not just in Australia, but around the world.
Through the support of its generous donors and partners like Euroz Hartleys, the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation is helping to transform the healthcare of WA’s sick children so they can get well and stay well. By working closely with those on the frontline, the Foundation has an in-depth understanding of what clinicians and researchers need in order to have a tangible impact where it counts most.
The Foundation’s efforts enable PCH to ensure WA’s sick children and young people are closer to having 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
You can donate to Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation at pchf.org.au/donate.