House sale to help grant wishes

The Advocate

Article Appeared in The Advocate – February 26th, 2014

Successful venture sees charity receive $95,000

GOING, going, sold. With the sale of the recently built house at Spreyton comes the granting of wishes for seriously ill children. Wilson Homes and K&D Warehouse approached the Make-A-Wish Foundation, donating their time and goods to the completion of the house. Now $95,000 from the sale will go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Ben Wilson said the contract had been finalised, signifying the end of a worthwhile journey. He said the Tasmanian buyers of the house knew it was for a good cause. “They where certainly very supportive of the cause and they were aware of where the funds were going,” he said.

Mr Wilson reflected on the partnership with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. “It’s been an unbelievable process getting to know the Make-A-Wish volunteers and to meet the Make-A-Wish children. “You just get to understand how passionate the volunteers are towards the organisation.” Mr Wilson spoke of how incredible local suppliers, contractors and businesses were for donating their time and efforts to the project. “We certainly wouldn’t have raised this figure without their support,” Mr Wilson said. Devonport’s Make-A-Wish Branch President Aileen Lyons said she expected at least 12 wishes would be granted from the sale. “It will go back into the charity and it depends on the children who have already applied for a wish,” Mrs Lyons said. “It’s been absolutely incredible,” she said.