A House Built out of Love for the People of Canberra

Posted 26 October 2018

A House Built out of Love for the People of Canberra

Today, Hands Across Canberra in partnership with Master Builders ACT (MBA) and Village Building Co. announced a new Charity House Project with the proceeds again being donated to Canberra's most vulnerable people.

The Charity House concept was developed by MBA ACT back in 2013. The most recent project was the Deakin Charity House in 2016. A collaboration between ACT Government, MBA and Hands Across Canberra, the Deakin Charity House project was expertly managed by Renaissance Homes with two beautiful houses built and sold. As a result, more than $2millon was donated to the community sector - the biggest ever donation to be injected back into the Canberra community.

This new MBA Charity House project is to be delivered in Village Building Co.'s exciting new Weston precinct. Hands Across Canberra is incredibly proud to work side by side with local businesses and treasures the opportunity to be a part of this project.

Michael Hopkins, CEO, Master Builders ACT said: "We look forward to updating the Canberra community on the progress of this latest MBA Charity House which will be built in partnership with generous local developer and builder, the Village Building Company, over the next 12 to 18 months." Master Builders ACT has completed three previous charity houses which collectively have raised close to $3,000,000 for local Canberra charities. It is hoped this latest, fourth project will result in even higher funds raised at auction.

Hands Across Canberra is delighted to be able to partner with the MBA and the local construction industry as they look to create an ongoing and permanent MBA Charity House program which they are confident will become an annual feature in the community over time. Peter Gordon, CEO, Hands Across Canberra said, "This is exactly one of the reasons we work so hard for good causes. It will be extra special for this house when we know every dollar is going back into our community. Everyone loves a chance to give back."

Village Building Company, a Canberra institution, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. As part of its celebration, Village announced it would be the first fully private-sector funded sponsor of a Charity House in the ACT.

Travis Doherty, CEO, Village Building Co. said: "This type of project proves just how much can be achieved when individuals and businesses band together to achieve positive change."

The MBA Charity House concept is a unique concept which capitalises on the generous community spirit of the local building industry, support from the ACT Government, and project leadership provided by the MBA and Hands Across Canberra.

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