The Independent Property Group Foundation will be the second charity partner for Floriade 2014.
The Foundation joins animal welfare organisation RSPCA ACT, which was announced as a charity partner last month. Both charities will enhance Floriade’s festival atmosphere with a range of experiences and events designed to raise awareness of their important causes.
In an exciting first for Floriade, the Foundation’s My Cubby House Rocks project will see some of Canberra’s most well-respected professionals construct six architecturally-designed cubby houses, including one that is accessible, and showcase them on site for the duration of the event.
Five of the cubby houses will be auctioned off by one of Canberra’s most dynamic auctioneers on the final day of the event, Sunday 12 October, with funds raised being donated to The Centenary Hospital for Women and Children and Boundless Canberra. The sixth cubby house will be raffled rather than auctioned.
Since it was launched five years ago, the Independent Property Group Foundation has distributed almost half a million dollars across the local community, with a particular focus on assisting Canberrans in their time of need.
The Foundation raises money through various fundraising activities undertaken by staff, public donations, and a portion of the fee from all property sales made by Independent Property Group.
Floriade – Australia’s annual celebration of spring – returns to Commonwealth Park for its 27th year from Saturday, 13 September until Sunday, 12 October. The national award-winning event’s stunning garden beds, horticultural workshops, engaging demonstrations and children’s entertainment will all be inspired by the 2014 theme, Passion.