The sale of a newly built charity home at the Meve development in Beeliar will raise $150,000 to help people suffering from rare blood diseases like leukaemia.
Housing and Works Minister Michelle Roberts today officially opened the charity home that was built with the generous support of the State Government and 20 companies.
Mrs Roberts said the money raised from the purchase of the Beeliar home will go towards the construction of the Rotary WA Cord Blood Bank, which will be located adjacent to the Red Cross headquarters in Wellington Street, Perth.
“Western Australia will soon have its first public cord blood bank, thanks to the hard work and generosity of a dedicated group of people,” she said.
“This is a very important initiative that will benefit those people in need of tissue or cell transplants and for some it could make the difference between life and death.”
The Minister said the State Government and The Beeliar Partnership Pty Ltd contributed land for the construction of the double storey, three-bedroom, three-bathroom home that was designed and built by Don Russell Homes.
“Local companies supplied products and services at heavily reduced rates, including air-conditioning, kitchen fittings, carpeting and lighting, saving more than $50,000 for the completion of the wonderful new home,” she said.
“The Rotary WA Cord Blood Bank Project will receive $150,000 from the auction proceeds.”
Mrs Roberts commented that the Rotary WA Cord Blood Bank charity home project builds on the success of the first Meve charity home, which was auctioned in October 2005 raising $120,000 for the Fremantle Hospital Medical Research Foundation
The Rotary WA Cord Blood Bank Charity Home will be auctioned on-site at Peregrine Circle, Beeliar at 11am on Saturday, September 6, 2008.
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