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Charity Auction Raises Funds For Cystic Fibrosis

Published: Mon 18 Oct 2004 02:33 PM
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18 OCTOBER 2004
Harveys Charity Auction Raises Funds For Cystic Fibrosis
A month after announcing a partnership as the Harveys Cystic Fibrosis Association of New Zealand’s principal sponsor, Harveys Real Estate has backed it up with a cheque for $28,000.
This was the sum raised at an auction at the recent six-monthly conference of Harveys branch managers and business owners.
Kate Russell, the General Manager of the Cystic Fibrosis Association (CFA), who attended the conference, was overwhelmed by the auction’s success. “It’s an amazing result. We just can’t thank Harveys enough.”
She says the $28,000 raised will go toward the many programmes offered by the Association for families affected by Cystic Fibrosis.
Cystic Fibrosis is the most common life threatening genetic condition in New Zealand. It is an inherited disorder that affects people in various ways, but most frequently causes irreversible lung damage. There is no currently known cure and the average life expectancy for a person with Cystic Fibrosis in New Zealand is 29 years.
According to Harveys Director, Ross Barraclough, the auction was the highlight of the conference, where owners and managers spent much of their time focussing on keeping the business at the leading edge of a highly competitive real estate industry in New Zealand.
The auction will be followed by several other regional fundraising events by Harveys branches in their drive to create personal relationships with people who have Cystic Fibrosis in their communities. Upcoming events include a Charity Duathalon in the Hawkes Bay and ‘Hell of the North’ cycle race in Whangarei; both to be held on Sunday 7 November.
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