A charity golf day hosted by Investa Property Group (Investa) at Kooindah Waters Residential Golf and Spa Resort on the Central Coast has raised $80,000 to improve the lives homeless young people in Australia.

Investa hosted the event in support of the Property Industry Foundation (PIF) which is providing funds to projects managed by charities including the Salvation Army, Mission Australia, Mission Parramatta and the Police and Community Youth Club. 

The charity golf day is one of several fundraising initiatives managed by Investa for PIF each year. Investa’s golf days have raised more than $295,000 for PIF since 2010.

Kooindah Waters’ ambassadors, PGA professional and 2007 Australian Open winner Craig Parry, joined 144 representatives from the property industry for the 18 hole tournament on the Kooindah Waters wetlands golf course.

Teams from Knight Frank, Mainbrace, Colliers International, Skyline and ADW Johnson participated in the event with the POSH Landscape team taking the trophy.

Commenting on Investa’s ongoing support of PIF, Chief Executive Officer of Investa Land, Cameron Holt said, “Investa is proud of its long established association with the Property Industry Foundation and pleased to support its efforts to help the most vulnerable young Australians.”

Rosemary Smithson, Property Industry Foundation Chief Executive Officer, officially opened the event on the day whilst recognising the challenge facing charities in an ever competitive fundraising market. She thanked Investa for hosting the event, its sponsors and the participants for their contribution.

“It’s hard to believe that in 44,000 homeless kids are sleeping on Australia’s streets every night,” Ms Smithson said.

“The money raised today will help support PIF’s purpose built groups home for disadvantaged young people and the life changing programmes run by those charities whose work PIF supports,” she said.

The Property Industry Foundation was established in Sydney in 1996, when industry leaders joined forces to help grass-roots charities that provide services to homeless and at risk youth.  The Foundation has grown to become the property and construction industry’s charity, raising more than $2 million a year to enable the distribution of major donations to over 20 worthy charities nationally.