Rosies Friends On The Street
LJ Hooker and Rosies Race Day
LJ Hooker’s Gold Coast network has made life on the city’s streets a little easier this Christmas, handing over more than $33,000 to outreach service providers Rosies this week.
The network raised the funds at last month’s LJ Hooker Stakes Day at the Gold Coast Turf Club. It is the second year LJ Hooker has hosted the event and more than doubled the previous event’s fundraising total.
It costs Rosies approximately $30 to connect with an individual living rough on the city streets, enabling them to share a cup of coffee, a chat and provide a hygiene pack.
Rosies’ Gold Coast Branch Coordinator Wendy Coe said a hygiene pack contained what most people would consider everyday necessities. But for those less fortunate, it was filled with luxuries.
“And for many of our clients, it could be the only thing they receive this Christmas,” said Ms Coe.
“Through LJ Hooker’s generosity, we have the potential to reach out to 1000 people in need this Christmas. While they’ll appreciate the cup of coffee and hygiene pack, most will simply enjoy the opportunity of a chat and socialising.
“Christmas is a time of year for joy, but it can be very distressing for some of our clients, re-enforcing to the what they don’t have.”
LJ Hooker Broadwater
Principal Danny Malone said the network was proud to partner with Rosies again this year.
“LJ Hooker’s founder, Sir Leslie Joseph Hooker, was famous for noting that ‘real estate is not about houses, it’s about people’. At this time of year, that especially rings true,” said Danny Malone.
“LJ Hooker more than doubled its fundraising effort from last year and I’m very proud of everyone who dug deep to think about those who are often forgotten at Christmas.”