The purpose of the Harcourt’s Foundation is to provide support that helps, grows and enriches our communities. To date the Harcourt's Foundation has raised well in excess of $1 million dollars since its inception in 2008 with 100% of these funds being disbursed to hundreds of deserving charities.
2011 saw a team of cyclists ride from Melbourne to the Gold Coast and raise over $75,000 for The Harcourt’s Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis Australia and the Queensland Premiers Flood Appeal.
When they rode into the National Harcourt’s Conference the feeling was electric and left a number of people wondering what they could do to make a difference.
And so the Harcourt’s Kokoda Challenge was born. On April 20th 2012, a group of 40 somewhat crazy but committed people will be walking the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea for the 70th anniversary of the Anzacs in an endeavour to raise money for The Harcourt’s Foundation, with the primary beneficiary being beyondblue, Australia’s national depression initiative.
Ten days in dense jungle, hot, humid, muddy conditions with elevations as high as Mount Kosciosko. No bathrooms, hairdryers, pubs or fancy restaurants and sleeping on thin rubber mats – certainly not what this group is accustomed to on their annual holiday break.
They have sent an adventurous target to double the fundraising total achieved by the cyclists and want everyone involved as much as possible
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