While the All Blacks were putting in the hard work, we threw our weight behind the I Am Hope Foundation and Gumboot Friday with our very own ‘The Great Gumboot Friday Gala Auction.’

Our incredible community came to the party, donating prizes and bidding up a storm! We are humbled to announce that we raised over $36,000, equating to 250 life-saving counselling sessions for young people throughout New Zealand. We all understand the importance of personal wellbeing, however, for many young New Zealanders, their mental health is vulnerable, the work of the I Am Hope Foundation is entirely dependent on donations and we feel privileged to have been able to actively support this vital work.

Join us for an unforgettable evening at The Great Gumboot Friday Gala Auction by Harcourts Holmwood!

Providing free access to counselling for children in need is a cause we are incredibly passionate about at Harcourts Holmwood. This year, we are throwing all our effort behind raising as much as we can to support the mental health of our children in Aotearoa.

Support a great cause and make a difference with us as we rally behind Gumboot Friday and the I Am Hope Foundation. Your $25 ticket (BOOK HERE) includes a warm welcome with a glass of bubbles and delectable cocktail food. Come together for a night of generosity, community, and giving back. Don’t miss out on this special event.

Browse our Auction catalogue with some incredible items awaiting for you to bid on:

The I AM HOPE Foundation has one goal – positive societal attitudinal change. They know our youth struggle with distressing self-talk and overthinking, leaving them feeling isolated and alone. When they are shown that these thoughts are universal, they can give our kids a better life. Over the past 10 years, the I AM HOPE Foundation has spoken and listened to over 300,000 kids in schools from the top to the bottom of New Zealand. They have created books for our youngest kids, barista trained struggling youth, and enabled free counselling for over 10,000 young people. Harcourts Holmwood wants to ensure that I AM HOPE continues to do this important work.

We would like to extend our heartfelt thank you to our incredible sponsors who have donated their time and items to be auctioned. To our event sponsors and those who have provided their services to make this event possible, we are so thankful for your support.

Dig deep and bid on the amazing items and packages that are on offer. Your generosity is greatly appreciated and will help many young New Zealand children receive the support they deserve.

Harcourts Foundation support Nurse Maude Hospice to purchase new equipment.

Keeping up to date with equipment for patient use in the Hospice Palliative Care Service will be a little easier for Nurse Maude Hospice, Christchurch, thanks to a grant from the Harcourts Foundation.

Nurse Maude is “delighted” to have been granted $4,890 to purchase two replacement syringe drivers and said, “These syringe drivers help us support patients in the community, in the Hospice inpatient facility and in aged care, by assisting in the effective management of symptoms such as pain and nausea and are invaluable in helping each patient live every moment in whatever way is important to them. We are so grateful to Harcourts for their continued support of Hospices and always getting behind us.”

Hospice NZ chief executive Wayne Naylor says, “Every year, hospices around Aotearoa New Zealand rely on grants and fundraising to purchase much needed equipment to support the care of people with a terminal illness and he appreciates the continued support of Harcourts Foundation in order to do so. This year, Harcourts has supported eleven hospices with $50,000 to buy critical items such as diagnostic equipment, pain relieving syringe pumps, hospital style beds and chairs. This equipment helps keep people at home with whānau and friends and lets them enjoy life surrounded by the things and people they love.”

In return, Harcourts Holmwood business owner Tony Jenkins, who works closely with Nurse Maude Hospice said, “it’s an honour to work together with Hospice NZ on this special programme and to give back to the local St. Albans community. We have a huge amount of respect for what hospice achieves in our community and our entire team in our office supports the benefit that it gives.”

Harcourts NZ Managing Director Bryan Thomson says ‘This year we are delighted to have given the largest sum to date of $49,408 into the Hospice Grants Programme. The Harcourts Foundation funding for Hospice NZ has been distributed into communities such as Ashburton, Auckland, Whakatane and Blenheim to Nelson, Christchurch, Rotorua, and Invercargill enabling the amazing work that hospice do, to help people from many regions. The grants have been distributed to 11 hospices nationwide – cover costs for items ranging from pulse oximeters and mattresses to syringe drivers and transport beds.

He continues, “Alongside extending our commitment to the Hospice Grants Programme for the sixth year, we have increased the grant total from $225,000 to $275,000. This is in addition to thousands of dollars being distributed every three months by the Harcourts Foundation to other community groups, schools and initiatives, and represents its largest grant each year.

Image: Harcourts Holmwood business owner Tony Jenkins with Jane Rollings, Hospice Palliative Care Service Manager and Raewyn Jenkins, Clinical Nurse Educator form Nurse Maude Hospice.

About Harcourts Foundation

Harcourts launched Harcourts Foundation in 2008 which makes us 15 years old! Our promise is simple; to provide support that helps grow and enrich our communities. With 100% of the funds raised going straight to the charities who need it most, we’ve been able to provide grants totalling more than $7.7 million internationally to support local community groups. We’re incredibly proud of the work the Harcourts Foundation and its many supporters are doing to help to change lives and make dreams come true.

Through the Harcourts Foundation, we also support the Hospice NZ Grants Programme which provides all member hospices with the opportunity to purchase much needed equipment.  Every donation to the grants fund directly supports Hospices from the far north to the deep south to continue their work, enabling people to live every moment in whatever way is important to them.

The Harcourts Foundation is also a proud supporter of Gumboot Friday. Since 2019 Gumboot Friday has raised over $6million for free kids counselling. This has paid for over 20,000 sessions for just under 10,000 kids. The average cost per session is $138. In November 2022, the Harcourts Foundation raised $167,652.814 which will pay for over 1215 counselling sessions for our young people who need support.

Harcourts Holmwood Champions Children Back to School in 2023

It was our absolute pleasure with the help of the Harcourts Foundation to support eight Cobham Intermediate children back into the classroom this year by providing them with brand-new school uniforms, school shoes, PE gear, stationery, and covering the cost of their camp fees.

We know the beginning of the school year is a challenging time, financially for many families. Our management team wanted to ease the burden for some families in our Holmwood community, by ensuring they had everything they needed to get back to school.
To support our local community is at the heart of our purpose, we know the happier we make people, the better we do.
We wish these students all the very best of success in their 2023 academic year!

Janelle Pritchard, General Manager, Operations, Eddie Norgate, Principal of Cobham Intermediate, Tony Jenkins, CEO Harcourts Holmwood

Donate a gift and bring a smile to a child’s face, who otherwise might go without.

A vital part of the Holmwood culture is giving back to our community. This Christmas we will once again be supporting Cholmondeley Children’s Centre.

Cholmondeley Children’s Centre provides short-term emergency and planned respite care and education to children aged 3-12 years whose families are experiencing genuine stress or crisis. Their aim is to give these children the opportunity to build their resilience, while issues at home are resolved. We are extremely proud to support this important charity.

You Can Help Too!

  • Gifts needed for children aged 3–12 years
  • If you’re having trouble deciding on a gift, gift vouchers from retailers like Toy World and Farmers are great too
  • Donations of new, non-perishable food items or Christmas Hampers are welcome
  • For monetary donations please visit cholmondeley.org.nz/support-us/donate

We are collecting presents for these children under the Christmas tree in our Auction Room. If you would also like to support this worthy cause, please bring your gifts to the upstairs reception of our head office at 397 Ilam Road before midday on Wednesday 7th December (unwrapped).

You can also visit www.cholmondeley.org.nz to read more about the amazing work Cholmondeley do in the community to help families flourish.

Thank you for your continued support.

The name Nurse Maude is seen by many as the brand associated with district nursing in Christchurch, however it was over 120 years ago that Nurse Maude herself took to the streets of Christchurch to care for the poor and sick. While the principles and values are the same, nursing has been transformed by continual advances in training, research, and technology. At the centre of all Nurse Maude’s Community Nursing Services is keeping people out of hospital and residential care wherever possible so they can live in their own homes and communities.

Through snowstorms, earthquakes, pandemics and the ups and down of the real estate market, Harcourts Holmwood hasn’t missed a beat, sponsoring nearly half the fleet of Nurse Maude cars since 2009. Every day of the year Harcourts Holmwood agents are travelling the length and breadth of Canterbury on the back windows of the Nurse Maude cars to support their work across the region.

Holmwood agents are much more than just a face on an ad. Whether our agents have been supporting Nurse Maude from day one, or have just come onboard as a new sponsor, each and every one of those agents contributes to the care of those in need in our community. These are also the people who supplied their own four wheel drive vehicles (or found someone who had one) when patients needed to be transported through deep snow. They helped to shovel mud and silt from the hospice shops and run vital supplies to patients in the community after the earthquakes. Although these events had a direct impact on Harcourt Holmwood and our agents, we never let them down, which is probably why Harcourts has won the Most Trusted Brand consistently since 2013.

In every respect Harcourts Holmwood is certainly Nurse Maude’s kind of people.

Together with the Harcourts Foundation, Holmwood is getting behind Gumboot Friday!

What is Gumboot Friday?

Gumboot Friday is a nationwide initiative which provides FREE kids counselling when it is really needed. Since April 2019 Gumboot Friday has raised over 3 million dollars for free kids counselling. From this they have paid for over 21,000 sessions for just under 10,000 kids. The average cost per session is $138.00. They anticipate that with the money they have and what will be raised over the next 12 months, Gumboot Friday will pay for a further 20,000 free sessions before the end of 2023.

Mike King, who is the founder of ‘I am Hope,’ the organisation behind the Gumboot Friday initiative, shed light on the mental health crisis in New Zealand and about the positive impact the donation from Harcourts Foundation will make to the children who access the free counselling service. He said, ‘Gumboot Friday pays directly for the counselling services which helps get these kids struggling with depression and feeling like they are walking in mud, to build a better, brighter future.’

This is something that Emma Revell, Harcourts Foundation Ambassador understands the importance of. She said, ‘It is vital that we get behind initiatives like Gumboot Friday which will help these young people receive the counselling services that are so desperately needed.’

How is Holmwood supporting Gumboot Friday?

We are supporting this incredible cause in two ways:

  1. For every auction held between 18th October and November 4th, Holmwood will donate a portion to Gumboot Friday – how good is that!
  2. We are ditching the frocks, shirts, and ties just for a day as we would LOVE to see our whole Holmwood team supporting this cause; we’ll do this by purchasing a Gumboot Friday top and they will wear it on Friday 4 November.

You can join us too, just get your orders in asap to ensure they are here on time. ALL proceeds go directly back to ‘I am Hope’ https://i-am-hope-nz.myshopify.com/collections/all

Share your photo with us too! #gavel&gumboots

To learn more how you can support Gumboot Friday:
Visit www.gumbootfriday.org.nz
Follow them on Instagram @gumbootfriday.
Gumboot Friday Facebook https://www.facebook.com/gumbootupNZ

Harcourts Holmwood Proud New Sponsor of Old Boys Collegian Cricket Club.

It is with great excitement that Harcourts Holmwood announces they are the new major sponsor of Old Boys Collegians Cricket Club (OBCCC).

Located in the heart of the Holmwood franchise area, OBCCC is a proud Christchurch cricket club that plays in the beautiful surrounds of Elmwood Park. From Sir Richard Hadlee to Shane Bond, Geoff Allott and Brendon McCullum to latest Blackcaps Corey Anderson and Todd Astle, not to mention a host of White Ferns including Erin Birmingham and Sophie Devine – Old Boys Collegians Cricket Club has a rich cricketing history.

OBCCC President Steve Wakefield said

“The Club is really excited to have Harcourts Holmwood coming on board as a cornerstone sponsor for us. Elmwood Park is a hub of our community and with the opening of our beautiful new pavilion, our 600+ members are privileged to have the support of a fine community-oriented organisation like Harcourts Holmwood that understands how important it is to assist volunteer-lead clubs and encourage sports participation. Well done and sincere thanks from our club.”

Tony Jenkins, CEO of Harcourts Holmwood said

“there is a great synergy between OBCCC and Holmwood. Both organisations boast positive player relationships, teamwork, and solid team leadership all the essentials for success both on and off the field”.

As a team fuelled by passion, we are proud to support OBC! If you are buying or selling, need commercial advice or property management assistance, choose a team that supports your team.

Westpac Chopper Gala
A Night Out To Save Lives

On Thursday 11th August, 2022, we were proud to be part of the hugely successful Westpac Chopper Gala & Charity Auction at Christchurch Town Hall. We were treated to some of the best local entertainment, locally sourced produced and a stellar beverage selection. Overall, it was a truly memorable evening for all involved. The auction was run by our talented auctioneers Mark McGoldrick and Kyle Siebert.

The Air Rescue Helicopter Service could not save lives without the generous support from our community. Make a life-saving difference today by making a donation. Learn how at www.airrescue.co.nz

Ron Towner

Our fabulous agent Liz O’Neill, has been fundraising for the Breast Cancer Foundation since last year after a close friend was diagnosed. This year she held her inaugural Pink Ribbon Auction in May, with great support from the Harcourts Network and local businesses. Usually seen in blue, pink was the colour of the day!

Liz, who is also a competitive Ice Figure Skater auctioned a skating lesson with herself and her fellow Harcourts Holmwood Sales Consultant colleague Richard Dawson won the lesson for $1,000 – on the proviso that the Holmwood CEO Tony Jenkins did the Ice Skating lesson, and that it was filmed by their Videographer Sascha Jehle!

Deciding that it was a great opportunity to continue fundraising for BCF, Liz  engaged local companies Rosefern Homes and Urban Arch, and created her Ice Skating Extravaganza. This involved team members from Holmwood, including Tony Jenkins and Jamin Marshall battling it out on the ice in dance-off’s, relay races and best dressed competitions. Everyone showed off their excellent skating skills, with some tumbles along the way! There was another auction held on the ice which was a great opportunity to bid on some items and raise extra funds. The total amount raised from both events was $31,604.03

Check out the fantastic video and photos from the auction and Ice Skating Extravaganza. Congratulations to Liz, Tony and the entire team at Harcourts Holmwood, this is an amazing fundraising effort!

And a huge thank you to everyone who attended our Pink Ribbon Ice Skating Extravaganza and showed their support!