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House for Life charity auction this Saturday

Friday, 25 November 2011

House for Life charity auction this Saturday

The House for Life—a stunning two-storey, four bedroom home in North Lakes that has been built by local tradespeople who have donated their time and materials—will be auctioned off to the public on Saturday 26 November at 10 am, raising money for seriously ill and premature babies at Brisbane's Mater Mothers' Hospitals (MMH).

House for Life is an initiative of Plantation Homes, which through its network of suppliers and subcontractors has already built and auctioned three luxury homes with all proceeds donated to MMH Neonatal Critical Care Unit (NCCU).

The fourth House for Life which will be auctioned on Saturday, is located at 7 Lytham Circuit, North Lakes and will be excellent value for the successful bidder.

“Plantation Homes takes great pride in the high-standard homes that we build, but the House for Life goes that one step further with top-of-the-range finishings—Quantum Quartz bench tops, Photovoltaic (PV) Cells for clean, green energy from the sun all year round, rendered fa├žade with Western Red Cedar feature to balcony, Stainless Steel European-styled appliances—and the guys involved in the project all want to help Mater so there is very careful attention to detail to ensure excellent value for the successful bidder on the day.” Paul Roots, General Manager of Plantation Homes Qld, said.

“Over the past six months, more than 100 suppliers, local sub-contractors and their employees have volunteered many hours of their time and donated all materials to the project.”

“Plantation Homes is part of the Henley Properties Group and has always had a strong commitment towards supporting and giving back to the community; locally, nationally and overseas.”

“In 2007, we launched the House for Life project—committing to building and auctioning three high-quality homes with the aim of raising important funds for Mater's NCCU. Having fulfilled this commitment in 2010 we decided to build a fourth home this year to raise even more money for sick and premature babies.” Paul Roots said.

Through the NCCU, Mater provides 24 hour specialised medical and nursing care to approximately 2000 seriously ill and premature babies each year, some as premature as 24 weeks gestation or weighing as little as 400 grams.

Since its beginnings 50 years ago, Mater Mothers' Hospitals have been the birthplace for over 300 000 babies, welcoming more than 9500 babies into the world last year.

Brisbane's Mater Mothers' Hospitals are renowned as leaders in the provision of high quality maternity services and have one of the largest neonatology services in the Southern Hemisphere.

The public is invited to inspect the House for Life from 9 am on Saturday 26 November 2011 with the auction commencing at 10 am.

Mater Foundation links community and philanthropic support to Mater Health Services and Mater Medical Research Institute. For more information visit Mater Foundation website www.materfoundation.org.au or call 07 3163 8000.