18 Dec 2023

The Harcourts Foundation proudly backed Gumboot Friday for a second year in 2023. Last year we raised an incredible $167,652.45 which gave 1215 counselling sessions directly to Kiwi kids battling with their mental health.

Gumboot Friday is a nationwide initiative dedicated to providing much-needed free kids counselling. Since its inception in 2018, Gumboot Friday has successfully raised in excess of an impressive $6m. This significant effort has allowed them to finance over 42,000 counselling sessions for nearly 20,000 children, at an average session cost of $150.

Looking ahead, Gumboot Friday aims to extend their reach by funding over 40,000 additional free counselling sessions in the next 12 months. By participating in this meaningful cause, together we can make a lasting difference in children's lives. Harcourts Foundation has gone above and beyond for Gumboot Friday by raising a remarkable $155,884.89.

Locally, Harcourts Whangarei and Bream Bay were able to support Gumboot Friday with a host of activities including collection buckets at various businesses, school fundraisers, a sausage sizzle fundraiser and our very own Valerie Hanger walking 5 summits in one day for Gumboot Friday.

Check out the video below of all the fun stuff we got upto!