National Hard Hat Campaign 2017: the heart of the industry raising funds to help homeless young people

National Hard Hat Campaign 2017: the heart of the industry raising funds to help homeless young people


As part of the 2017 National Hard Hat Campaign companies from across the property and construction sector are bringing their teams together in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to raise funds to build homes or provide vital counselling for at-risk or homeless young people.

On National Hard Hat Day companies have been hosting fundraising BBQs and morning teas in offices and worksites with a real show of support from everyone.

Lendlease held site BBQs and a morning tea in Sydney with a lot of enthusiasm from staff raising over $3,000 from bucket collections and raffles.

Joel Stringer, General Manager NSW, Building, Lendlease said the company’s involvement in the campaign and with other projects such as the PIF Houses at Dundas was an opportunity for the company and its subcontractors and suppliers to give something back to the community.

“It’s fantastic to see staff and supporters getting on board with National Hard Hat Day today,” he said.

From the start of the National Hard Hat Campaign, companies have been innovative and effective in raising funds.

In Victoria, Victorian Platinum donor, Dennis Family Corporation, raised $26,712 by reaching out to staff, sub-contractors and suppliers, who generously come together to show their support. This fundraising initiative generated funds from direct donations, raffles, auctions and a special contribution from the Dennis family themselves. The company’s efforts started in 2009, raising $5,362.30 with the company consistently raising funds each year.

In Sydney, the Construction Rocks event, sponsored by WSP, brought together bands made up of people in the construction industry and raised funds for at-risk and homeless young people, some of which will go to the National Hard Hat campaign.

In another example of people coming together for the cause, the first meeting of PIMMS (Property Industry Marketing Meetup) networking group in Sydney, hosted by consultancy firm Cundall, also raised funds for the Hard Hat Campaign.

There has been so much support so far – and the campaign continues. So if your company hasn’t been involved so far, visit our campaign website and register today.