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Simonds, Satterley and Nine combine to raise funds for childhood cancer

Simonds Homes and Satterley have donated a house and land package, to go under the hammer in the 2020 Home for a Cure charity auction, raising vital funds for My Room Children’s Cancer Charity - a volunteer led organisation dedicated to raising funds, to achieve a 100% cure rate for childhood cancers. The proceeds from the home will be donated at the 9 My Room Telethon.

The single storey, four bedroom Simonds home is being built in Satterley’s Arcadia community, located in the heart of Officer. The house and land package is valued at over $650,000 and is loaded with extras, including a raft of builder upgrades within the home, extensive landscaping and fencing, $40,000 worth of Adriatic furniture, $25,000 of electronic goods from JB HiFi, $7,000 of bedding from A.H.Beard, $5,500 of outdoor furnishings from Bunnings, $5,000 of homewares from Salt & Pepper, $3,000 of soft furnishings from Harvey Norman, a 12 month premium digital subscription to The Age and a 12 month subscription to Stan. The lucky bidder will only need to bring their suitcase.

Kelvin Ryan, Joint CEO and Managing Director of Simonds Homes, says the successful bidder will be buying a tailored, very popular Simonds Aspire home which is spacious and adaptable, located in a thriving part of Melbourne’s south-eastern suburbs.

“We chose the Aspire 174 design because it’s a large family home with four bedrooms, an indoor and outdoor living area, two bathrooms and a double garage. Its design allows for groups to gather as well as space for peace and quiet. It has a great open plan kitchen living area that leads out to the large alfresco, which families love.

Mr Ryan also said the home had to work well within the 465sqm land size and be a perfect fit for the Arcadia community. Once built, it will enjoy the benefits of being located across from an established neighbourhood park and within walking distance of a variety of schools. But he also said this would be more than a commercial decision for the right buyer.

“The right buyer will look at this home to fit their lifestyle, but also think about how much good their purchase will do for the families and children with cancer.”

Chief Executive of Satterley, Nigel Satterley AM, said he was proud that Satterley was once again playing a part in such a worthy cause.

“This is the third time we’ve partnered with My Room – a charity that we are proud to support. Over the 40 charity auctions Satterley has provided land for, I’ve always been struck by the way the building industry comes together during these moments. It’s pleasing to observe and be a part of, particularly in these challenging times.” Mr Satterley says.

He said he was excited that Satterley could offer land in its Arcadia community - the fastest selling and most established community in the Victorian portfolio. “This home is located close to beautiful parklands - specifically designed for families - walking distance to three schools, train stations and the future Officer town centre. Arcadia will feature over 25 hectares of planned open spaces, most of which is already delivered and ready to be enjoyed.”

My Room’s Chairman, Maurizio Marcocci said the proceeds from the home auction would go towards supporting the organisation’s four funding pillars: family support, medical equipment, clinical care, research and clinical trials. “It’s only with meaningful donations from our major partnerships like Nine, Simonds and Satterley, that we can make a greater impact to funding research and clinical trials that could lead us to our goal of a 100 per cent cure rate,” Mr Marcocci says.

Channel 9 has been a proud supporter of My Room for the past 14 years, providing a platform for the volunteer-led children’s cancer charity to help achieve its goals to make a difference to the lives of children with cancer and their families.

In 2016, the Footy Show Telethon was launched with all proceeds raised going to fund cancer research, vital medical staff and equipment, and supporting families in need. In four years, the Telethon, now known as the 9 My Room Telethon has raised more than $4.9 million for My Room.

Proceeds from the sale of Home for a Cure will be announced at the 9 My Room Telethon later this year. The Home for a Cure charity auction will be held in October, with details to be announced in the coming weeks.

For more information about the charity home auction please visit