Melrose Park home goes under the hammer for the Ovarian Cancer Australia charity

Melrose Park home goes under the hammer for the Ovarian Cancer Australia charity
Melrose Park home goes under the hammer for the Ovarian Cancer Australia charity

The auction of a Melrose Park home in the Sydney city of Ryde won’t be any ordinary sale with the late owner bequeathing the proceeds to the Ovarian Cancer Australia charity.

When owner Ian Hemming passed away, he left the sale of his five bedroom home at 120 Lancaster Avenue to neighbour and good friend Ros Scott, with strict instructions for the charity donation.

The charity chose Ray White Gladesville Agent Neil Robson as they thought he was the best person to handle the uncommon sale.

“It’s a very big responsibility and I’m conscious of ensuring that we do the right thing and make sure we can get as much as we can for the charity,” Ms Scott said about the sale of her neighbour's home.

“There are only a few symptoms of ovarian cancer and it’s hard to detect and people don’t realise how deadly it can be."

“Ovarian cancer doesn't get much in the way of donations or attention so they’re over the moon about it. The more research they can do the better”, she said.

Ms Scott said she knew Mr Hemming was planning to donate the proceeds of the house sale to charity, but didn’t realise he had committed the money to Ovarian Cancer Australia, until after his passing.

“When Mr Hemming’s dad passed away some years ago, Ian started talking about what he might do with the house and said he wanted to do something positive,” she said.

“He knew the daughter of a close friend of mine was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and that’s where he got the idea from.

“I didn’t know for sure if he would donate the whole amount but I thought it was likely as they don’t get a lot of publicity and he was a really humble, kind-hearted man, and wanted to make a difference.”

Mr Robson said Ovarian cancer research is very close to his heart after losing his mother in law to the disease several years ago.

“This is a great opportunity for me to honour her and do something to give back that raises awareness and funds for ovarian cancer,” Mr Robson.

The Melrose Park home has a price guide of $1.5 million and is going to auction on September 26.

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