DONE: Kai Bennett, Mark Burrows and Craig McWilliams from Steel City Painting at the Build for a Cure on Friday. The trio were part of the 100-plus tradies who volunteered.Final alterations are being made to the Build for a Cure house at Medowie with the majority of construction work now completed.
Built at The Bower estate by McDonald Jones Homes on land donated by the McCloy Group, the housewill be sold at auction next month to raise funds for the Children’s Cancer Institute.
More than 100 tradiesvolunteeredon the projectover the past few weeksand they were rewarded with a celebratory BBQ on Friday.
No child should have to go through cancerBuild for a Cure house construction starts at MedowieBuild for a Cure house to go up in just 21 daysThey tradies werefueled each day with foodpreparedby members of the Kurri Kurri, Williamtown, East Maitland and Raymond Terrace Rotary Clubs who were operating an on-site kitchen.
For painter Daniel Hudson, the chance to be involved for a second year was one he could not pass up.
“It’s a good feeling to be involved, you know when its sold the money’s going towards kids,” he said.“I’ve got two kids and I know how I’d feel if one of my kids ended up with a [cancer] problem.”
Mr Hudson and his father spent five days working on the house, which will be auctioned on October 21.
Build for a Cure partnersMcCloy Group – Donating the land in The ‘Bower’ estateMcDonald Jones Home – Donating the build of the houseAustral Bricks – Donating the bricks for the build and founding partnerFreedom Furniture – Donating all the furniture and styling the interior of the houseWinning Appliances/Fisher & Paykel – Donating all of the appliancesPRDNationwide – Selling the house, no fees, marketing costs or commissionCooley Auctions – Damien Cooley from The Block will auction the houseKurri Rotary Club – They stay on site and ensure all of the tradies donating their time are well fed and hydratedJohn Hunter Children’s Hospital – collaboration with CCI and ZCC