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A place to rest: The House The Coast Built receives comfy donation

Yandina-based business, The Mattress Company, has become a major donor of The House The Coast Built for the second time, signing onto the project to provide more than $10,000 worth of mattresses for families doing it tough.

The mattresses will be used to furnish the six-bedroom facility in Birtinya which is currently being built by Wishlist and Ausmar Homes for families with loved-ones undergoing life-saving treatment at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital.

Operating on the Coast for the more than a decade, Mattress Company owners Robert and Shelley Boesten said they’re excited to be part of the major community project, again.

“We have two children and we know we landed softly compared to many other parents, as we’ve never needed any significant medical support for them,” Mr Boesten said.

“Of course, like most people though, we have watched friends deal with all that comes with having a sick or disabled child and it gives you a greater sense of gratefulness for the hand your own family has been dealt,” he said.

“Above all, the Sunshine Coast has been very good to us, so it was an easy decision to come on board and give back to the community that’s supported us for many years.”

The Mattress Company joins a group of more than 50 local businesses that have answered the call to construct a much-needed home away from home for families from the Coast and beyond, who need to stay close to hospital.

The donation of mattresses will ensure those staying at the house can get the rest they need to support their sick loved-ones. 

Wishlist CEO, Lisa Rowe, said The Mattress Company are true local heroes whose kind donation will help thousands of people through a tough time, for many years to come.

“Thanks to generosity of Ausmar Homes and many local businesses, we aim create a haven for families to return to after long and often very stressful days in hospital. The donation of mattresses will give many a good night’s sleep when they need it most,” Ms Rowe said. Wishlist has set up an online shop for anyone who would like to contribute to the project by purchasing a house-hold item for the home. If you can help, visit www.thehousethecoastbuilt.org