Last Friday, 26 members of the Ironfish HQ team participated in a challenging 15km hike to raise funds for homeless and at-risk young Australians.
The ‘Tour de PIF’ is a fundraising walk organised by Property Industry Foundation (PIF), which supports homeless young people in Australia access safe housing, support and employment pathways to help them build a brighter future – a mission we share and support, here at Ironfish.
Walking alongside many of our colleagues in the industry – from GPT, Lend Lease, Frasers, Urbis, Knight Frank amongst many others – our collective efforts enabled PIF to build a secure and safe house for homeless young people in Australia – and provide vital counselling and support services.
This tremendous achievement would not have been possible without the contribution of our amazing team. We’d like to take the opportunity to acknowledge and thank our top 5 individual fundraisers: William Mitchell, Lauren Allcott, Lu Nan, Ritty Choi and Genevieve Hines.
We’d also like to thank the rest of our team who took the time and effort to raise funds amongst family and friends – and also to our Ironfish colleagues who sponsored our team members – it has made a real difference!
Ironfish is a National Corporate Donor of PIF and added further support through sponsoring our HQ team members in the Tour de PIF event and kicking off the team’s fundraising efforts.
Thanks to this support, Ironfish managed to raise $11,597.25 (including an offline donation of $1500) – and we are proud to report that we came in 3rd place overall.
The Ironfish generosity of spirit and enthusiasm was out in full on the day, with our lovely team members all shining brightly in orange caps, offering help, support and encouragement to each other over the steep inclines and final stretch. Two of our staff – Annabel Leung and Chris Teixeira – took their enthusiasm to the next level and decided to run the entire length of the course!
But ultimately, whether they ran, walked or limped – our team all made it across the finish line! A big congratulations to all of our team members for this achievement and for your support of PIF’s great work.
All kids deserve a fair go in life, and we are so pleased that more of our most vulnerable young Australians will be able to have a secure place to call home and access to the vital support they need to grow, thrive and fulfil their potential in life.
Not a bad day’s work!