Third annual Property Solutions 101 Challenge raises $7500 for Harry's House in Stockton

ALL SMILES: Participants of the third annual PS101 Challenge, held in Cooks Hill on December 10, which raised $7500 for Harry's House in Stockton.
ALL SMILES: Participants of the third annual PS101 Challenge, held in Cooks Hill on December 10, which raised $7500 for Harry's House in Stockton.

The competition was fierce but not without plenty of fun when representatives from 14 Hunter businesses went head-to-head in a series of sporting challenges on Tuesday to raise funds for charity.

Netball, soccer, golf and quoits were among the activities the group of competitors tackled in the third annual Property Solutions 101 corporate shoot out challenge, which raised $7500 for this year's charity, Harry's House.

The Stockton-based house offers retreats to families that have a child living with cancer, or are grieving the loss of their child to cancer within the past two years.

"It was an amazing day and we are so appreciative of all the businesses who have taken part in the PS101 Challenge," Samantha Meyn, co-founder of Harry's House, said.

"The funds raised today will go towards providing housing for 52 families, including emergency housing, hospice or a getaway at the family retreat at Stockton.

"We are so thrilled that a local business, such as Property Solutions 101, were eager to raise money for our small organisation.

"Any donation, big or small, helps us to go the extra length and provide for those who are undergoing the hardships that come with cancer. So, we encourage this sort of participation and thank all those who got involved."

The PS101 Challenge was staged at Sports Parc in Cooks Hill on December 10.

Teams in the challenge were made up of a maximum or four people. Teams had the opportunity to participate five times in four sports.

Confident sportspeople who wished to go it alone could represent their business by themselves.

After a three-way tiebreaker, Quarry Mining from Beresfield won the challenge. The team was presented with the challenge trophy, earning them 12 months of bragging rights.

Kylie Frearson, director of the Adamstown-based Property Solutions 101, said she was thrilled to be able to offer Novocastrians a unique, fun and active fund-raising event.

"It's great seeing so many businesses throw themselves into charity events like the PS101 Challenge," she said.

"When everyone gets involved, it makes the day a lot of fun - and the more people involved, the more money we can raise to put towards a good cause."

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