6 November, 2017
6 November, 2017
Following an overwhelming response, the public has chosen the Child Cancer Foundation as the winner of the Homes by Orange charity home build competition.
After receiving nearly half the total votes in the two-month competition (1,293 votes), the Child Cancer Foundation will be gifted the sale proceeds of the first home built by Homes by Orange on stage two of the new Katania Heights subdivision in Brightwater.
Homes by Orange Managing Director David Orange congratulated the Child Cancer Foundation on the win. “We’re really thrilled for the Foundation, which does such great work in the region providing strength and comfort to families, parents and children impacted by child cancer in a whole raft of ways. They will be able to put the funds to good use,” he said.
Nelson SPCA came a close second and the Fifeshire Foundation came in at third place. Both charities will receive a $1000 cheque for their efforts.
Given how close it had been between first and second place, General Manager Jo Neale said Homes By Orange was keen to support Nelson SPCA in its fundraising efforts and would be setting up a meeting to formalise Orange’s support.
Meantime, Homes by Orange will build and auction the popular ‘Pohutukawa’ home plan from the ‘Ready to Go’ range, with all proceeds going to the Child Cancer Foundation. The house will be built at cost and suppliers would be challenged to help keep construction costs at a minimum to increase the proceeds for the charity.
“Lot 49 Katania Heights is in a fantastic location, so after the house is sold we would hope to be able to donate significant proceeds, depending on the market at the time, and any supplier discounts we can get over the line,” Jo said.
He said the team had been “overwhelmed” by the public response to the competition. “Nearly 2,600 people took the time to vote for their chosen charity online, or in person at our Hill Street show home in Richmond and office in Queen Street.”