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The first sod of the seventh Plantation Homes House for Life has been turned, marking the start of an epic journey to construct a life-saving home in beautiful Springfield Lakes, with all proceeds going to Mater Little Miracles.
The award-wining house, which will be built by over 150 subcontractors and suppliers, including a number of locals from the Greater Springfield region, will go under the hammer in July next year.
Once complete, the stylish double storey home from Plantation Homes will boast four bedrooms, a study, theatre room, a gourmet kitchen with European appliances and an extensive alfresco area.
Mater Foundation’s Executive Director of Fundraising Lesley Ray said she was looking forward to another successful House for Life auction at Springfield, a community with a strong connection to Mater.
“The 2015 House for Life was sold for a record $660 000 and as a result, the total funds raised to date through House for Life to support Mater Little Miracles is more than $2.1 million. I think we can top this in 2017,” Ms Ray said.
“We are very grateful to Plantation Homes for their ongoing support of this initiative which has raised life-saving funds for the more than 2000 sick and premature babies treated at Mater’s Neonatal Critical Care Unit each year.
“The Greater Springfield community has been a great supporter of House for Life and Mater Little Miracles in the past and as a vibrant and ever-growing community, it’s the perfect place to build our seventh house.”
Plantation Homes Queensland Building Manger Alex Raleigh said the team and their generous suppliers, some who had volunteered their time over the years to help build each House for Life, were eager to start works on the site to make this house a reality.
“As part of the Henley Properties group, we focus our philanthropic efforts on causes that involve young children and we believe the best way to do this is to support Mater and the care they provide babies,” he said.
“We want to see our tiniest Queenslanders in the best possible care, which is why we continue to support the work of the wonderful staff at Mater Mothers’ Hospitals and their leading research programs at Mater Research.”