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10 February 2015

Dream home being auctioned to help cure kids

MIKE GREER HOMES is in the business of building dreams, but it is a dream of a different kind that has motivated their most recent project. The group home builder is building and auctioning a family home in Silverdale, with the profits going to child health charity, Cure Kids.

“We all have the dream of bringing up our family in a happy, safe home. But for many Kiwi children, being well enough to play in their backyard would be a dream come true. That’s why we have chosen Cure Kids as our nominated charity for the profits of the Mike Greer Home Auction,” says Sean Connolly, Director of Mike Greer Homes Auckland Limited.

The generously proportioned home, to be located at Lot 235, 7 Outlook Terrace, Silverdale, is one of twenty nine being built by Mike Greer Homes in the Millwater Subdivision – Stage 2. It will feature three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a study, double garaging, and a large deck that provides a focal point for the home. SP Design, who are overseeing the interior design, have opted for a light and bright interior and exterior colour palette to compliment the indoor/outdoor flow of the home. The kitchen incorporates Smeg European appliances.

“The location is perfect for families. It is a quick 5 minute walk to Silverdale Primary, Kingsway College and Stella Maris Primary and College.”

Sean, who has three young children of his own, saw a natural alignment between what was important to the Mike Greer Homes business philosophy and the Cure Kids mission. “This is the first time that we at Mike Greer Homes have done a charity auction. We have been home building in Christchurch for 25 years, and in Auckland for the last 2 years. Building a home for Cure Kids felt like the right thing to do in our business, and it has been really heartening to see not only our staff, but our suppliers get right behind this initiative. We’re all parents, and we want to give our kids every opportunity. As a business, it comes right back to our sense of family.”

Vicki Lee, CEO of Cure Kids says “We are humbled by the massive effort that Mike Greer Homes and their many partners are making with this substantial home building project and auction. The money they raise will be directed to improving the health of our Kiwi kids through research.”

The home is expected to be completed around the middle of 2015, with an auction date to be set around Spring 2015. The North Shore based Harcourts Cooper and Co will be marketing and auctioning the property.

“Supporting the community is an important part of our business and we are proud to be involved in this wonderful cause. So as to ensure that Cure Kids benefits as much as possible from this fantastic initiative, Harcourts Cooper and Co will be covering the costs of marketing the property, conducting the auction and waiving all commission costs,“ says Martin Cooper, Managing Director of Harcourts Cooper and Co.

Cure Kids funds research into better treatments for a wide range of childhood illnesses, while working towards the ultimate goal, the cure. These illnesses include cot death (SUDI), stillbirth, leukaemia, rheumatic heart disease, asthma, inherited heart conditions and mental health conditions, among others.


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