The Building Hope project is officially underway
Kiwis who are in the market for a new home will be able to make a “purchase with a purpose” when a brand-new home in Auckland goes to auction later this year, with all proceeds going to Cure Kids.
The ‘building hope’ project will raise funds for Cure Kids, New Zealand’s largest charitable funder of child health research.
The one-off build is being led by Landmark Homes North Shore/Rodney.
Once completed, the 272 sqm four-bedroom home located at Hobsonville in North Auckland, will be auctioned off on 27 September 2019 during Cure Kids’ largest annual appeal – ‘Red Nose’ month.
All profits from the sale will go towards Cure Kids.
Cure Kids funds research for a wide range of child health conditions including childhood cancers, inherited heart conditions, epilepsy, infectious diseases, cystic fibrosis, sudden unexpected death in infants (SUDI), stillbirth, burns, as well as child and adolescent mental health. Cure Kids-funded research has led to significant breakthroughs over the past 48 years and changed the way serious child health conditions are diagnosed and treated.
The idea to build a home for Cure Kids was borne after Landmark Homes North Shore/Rodney franchisees Debbie and Paul Brett heard about the work Cure Kids does from their Project Manager Jon Copeland. Jon is the father of Cure Kids child ambassador, Corin.
Corin Copeland (nine) was born with a rare genetic condition – so rare that it has no name – he lacks Elastin in his arteries and veins, causing them to close up. Corin is one of 40 people around the world with the condition.
“Since gaining an understanding of the challenges that the Copeland family face every day we have been keen to be involved with an organisation such as Cure Kids, whose vital research offers hope for families and children with chronic health conditions,” says Paul Brett.
Cure Kids CEO Frances Benge says she’s been overwhelmed by the support Landmark Homes and its suppliers have shown to get the house under construction and the Cure Kids community is excited to watch the build unfold.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for the community to come together and lay strong foundations for a brighter future for children who live with life-impacting and life-limiting health conditions,” says Frances Benge.
Landmark Homes will not make any profit from the build and the generosity of suppliers has made this build possible. Placemakers, Troake, European Ceramics, Vantage Windows and Doors, JC McCall, Kinetic Electrical and Floorscape are all donating materials or their time at a reduced cost, and in some cases for free. In total there are 42 suppliers involved – and this number is growing – a full list of suppliers can be found here.
“The Copelands are loved ambassadors of our Cure Kids family and we are so grateful that Jon passionately took the initiative and got this project off the ground. Together, Cure Kids and Landmark Homes North Shore and Rodney are building hope that one day, we’ll find the treatments and cures which our children need,” adds Frances.
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