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Calling for community support – The House the Coast Built

We are calling on the local Sunshine Coast community to rally behind The House the Coast Built to help create a home away from home for families with loved-ones receiving life-saving treatment at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital.

House-the-Coast-Built-Logo-Portrait“Our primary focus is to keep families together at a time when the support of loved ones is needed the most, and anyone who has found themselves in this situation will know how important that is,” Wishlist CEO Lisa Rowe said.

“For many families finding affordable accommodation close to the hospital is very difficult, especially for extended periods of time.  Building The House the Coast Built will create a haven for families to return to after long and often very stressful days in hospital.”

Funds raised from 92.7 Mix FM’s Give Me 5 For Kids as well as those from this year’s very successful Wishlist Spring Carnival Lunch made it possible to purchase the land in a prime location, walking distance from the Hospital.

Wishlist is now calling out for support from local trades and suppliers as well as anyone else who feels they can contribute to the success of the project.

THTCB 1We are incredibly lucky to have the wonderful team at Ausmar Homes back on board for this project and we don’t underestimate the value of their contribution in making this house a reality. This will be the fourth House the Coast Built completed in partnership with Ausmar Homes.

Ausmar Ambassador Darren Lockyer is also on board with The House the Coast Built and is working to raise awareness of this project.

Ausmar Homes Business Unit Manager Josh Green said, “those who come on board can take great satisfaction in the long-term contribution they are making to our community.”

“This is an opportunity to genuinely make a difference to people’s lives at a time when it really matters.

“At this stage we encourage anyone wanting to come on board to get in touch.  We are looking for building supplies, trades people, landscaping and furniture to turn this into a welcoming home for those who need it.”

For those looking for more information on how to get involved, please call Lisa Wilson on 0411 853 777. To find out more about Wishlist and The House the Coast Built, please visit www.wishlist.org.au.