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Heroes of the House: Format Kitchens

Having somewhere to make a cup of tea and a home cooked meal can make all the difference for families doing it tough.

Fortunately, the 30-strong team at Format Kitchens have stepped up to donate their time and materials to install an amazing kitchen plus vanities and entertainment units for The House The Coast Built, helping Wishlist and Ausmar Homes build a home away from home close to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital for families with critically ill loved ones.

The Warana-based kitchen company are not new to Wishlist’s cause, having worked on two previous house projects as well as The House For Life Project for Brisbane’s Mater Foundation. The Format Kitchen crew are true local heroes.

General Manager of Format Kitchens, David Austin, knows all too well the importance of affordable accommodation for families when a child or loved-one becomes ill.

“Recently close friends of mine were six months into a 12-month family trip around Australia in a caravan, when they found out their nine-year-old daughter had a brain tumour.”

“Luckily accommodation was available and the family are currently staying in Ronald McDonald House in Perth, while their daughter undergoes treatment,” said Mr Austin.

David’s story is a common one. Last year alone, 124 children admitted to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital were from interstate or overseas.

More than 30 other businesses from across the Coast and their employees have come together to help Wishlist and Ausmar Homes build The House The Coast Built—a legacy to help thousands of families through a tough time.

If you’d like to contribute to The House The Coast Built, visit