Queensland’s property and construction leaders are invited to The Property Industry Foundation’s (PIF) annual Brisbane Charity Sailing Cup on Friday 23 October to help raise much needed funds for Brisbane’s homeless youth.
Sponsored by Stockland and Cornerstone Properties, the event will be hosted at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron in Manly. The event aims to raise $55,000 with proceeds going towards Queensland’s first PIF House – a purpose built house which provides housing and live-in carers for homeless youth in Brisbane.
Avid yachtsmen Greg Clarke (McGees Property Director) and Kevin Miller (Property Solutions Managing Director) will join others at the event such as Property Council of Australia Queensland Executive Director Chris Mountford.
This is the second year the event has been held in Queensland with 30 yachts and up to 250 industry professionals registered to take part in the race.
Property Industry Foundation Queensland Chairman Brian McGuckin said the support from Queensland’s property industry was invaluable in proving assistance to homeless young people.
“The Sailing Cup is our leading fundraising event that enables the property industry to get together and raise funds for a much needed cause,” Mr McGuckin said.
“This year we are aiming to raise $55,000 to refurbish our PIF house on behalf of Youth Emergency Services to accommodate up to ten homeless young people.
“Young people under the age of 25 make up 40% of the 19,831 homeless Queenslanders, and research shows the number of children aged under 12 are the highest age group who are homeless”.
Those attending the event come from all aspects of property, from residential and commercial construction, through to valuations, leasing and sales.
The event will run all-day from 10am – 6pm with guests invited to celebrate the day’s winners, enjoy the food stalls, bars and music at the Polynesian Luau after-party.
The Foundation raises over $2 million net annually in corporate donations, providing in-kind building services to over 20 different programs and charities that help young people at risk.