Real estate agents, charities and The Block stars team up for Build for a Cure

Real estate agents, charities and The Block stars team up for Build for a Cure
Real estate agents, charities and The Block stars team up for Build for a Cure

A home in Sydney's west will be built, furnished and auctioned for the first ever Build for a Cure event, held by the Children's Cancer Institute.

The home will get some input from The Block host Scott Cam and 2012 winners Brad and Lara Cranfield, with reality television regular Damien Cooley auctioning the home. Proceeds from the sale will be used by the Children's Cancer Institute to fund medical research in the search for a cure for childhood cancers.

The four bedroom, two bathroom home, donated by McDonald Jones Homes, is being built in partnership with Austral Bricks. The Wearn Brothers group has donated a 500 square metre plot of land in Glenmore Park for the project.

Real estate agency PRDnationwide Penrith is donating all real estate services for the project. Principal Darren Latty said the agency was initially approached by the Wearn Brothers Group for advice on selling the home upon completion.

"Our Team has close connections with the local community making the decision to be involved an absolute pleasure," said Latty.

"Not only have we donated all our services for free, we have also approached our media partners to cover all advertising and marketing costs, and arranged for the auctioneer to donate his services," he said.

The Block's Brad and Lara will be working with stylist Jason Grant to furnish the home, using products donated by Freedom, Electrolux and Panasonic.

The Children's Cancer Institute conducts research to find a cure for childhood cancers and to improve current treatments, working to reduce harm from long term side-effects. It is currently working on a personalised cancer treatment program for high-risk children which is set to impact cancer care in paediatric hospitals throughout the country.

The institute is Australia's only independent medical research institute in Australia entirely dedicated to childhood cancers.

You can donate to the Build for a Cure project here.

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