For over 20 years, Colliers has been making a difference for homeless youth through its collaboration with the Property Industry Foundation. Whether it is fundraising for us, engaging its staff in our charity events, or sponsoring the 2021 Sydney PIF Charity Regatta, Colliers demonstrates its leadership in our industry by having an impact on our local communities.
The PIF Charity Regatta is one of the ways we fundraise to build a PIF House and the funds raised this year will go towards the refurbishment of a medium to long term group home with a 5-bedroom house run by Stepping Stone House in Dulwich Hill. Our PIF House program is a cost-efficient capital model, where for every $1 we raise for the refurbishment is matched by in-kind donations of time, expertise and building goods. Together we can double its value.
The CEO of Property Industry Foundation, Kate Mills, said:
“The PIF Regattas are a highlight of the calendar for the property industry. It’s a great example of the industry coming together to enjoy themselves while fundraising for youth homelessness. Especially during these uncertain times.”
Our theme this year is ‘the roaring 20s’ echoing the decade in history that was full of dramatic social and political change. As such, we have changed our event location and are launching the PIF Sydney Charity Regatta from the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA), Darling Point. The CYCA is Australia’s premier yacht club and home to what is considered yachting’s ‘Everest’ – the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. The CYCA has been running races since October, when sailing was classified as a community sporting event and was able to recommence. We are working closely with them to bring you the industry’s number one event.
At this moment, due to current COVID-19 restrictions, our attendee numbers are limited. To date we have sold the maximum capacity for attendees we can hold at our venue. As and when restrictions ease, so will our planning around expanding a pre- or post-race event and the number of racing and spectator yachts.
We will keep you updated with any changes that will allow us to sell more tickets to this great cause. Keep an eye out for updates on www.pifcharityregatta.com.au. Thank you for your understanding.