Raising funds in a variety of ways

Lotus Living, in collaboration with Porter Davis, will be auctioning off a brand-new home on August 10, with profits from the sale to go to Variety, the children's charity. Pic of the McBride family: mum Jenm dad Paul, and kids Isla (6), Hamish (9), and Lucas (12) and Lotus Living's Project Director Daniel Smith. Variety has helped Hamish's family obtain a specialised car seat worth more than $3500 and a wheelchair valued at $2750 due to his diagnosis of Spinocerebellar Ataxia. Photo by Damjan Janevski.

By Alesha Capone

A brand-new, four-bedroom house in Wyndham Vale will be auctioned next month to raise funds for a worthwhile cause.

Developer Lotus Living, in partnership with Porter Davis, Ivy Street Advertising and Oliver Hume Real Estate, will hold the auction in aid of Variety – the Children’s Charity.

Variety supports children and families who are facing challenges through sickness, disadvantage or living with a disability.

The house to be auctioned is located within the Jubilee estate, at Lot 240, 27 Welcome Parade.

Lotus Living project director Daniel Smith said the company was “passionate and proud to be working together in order to raise funds for Variety”.

Variety’s chief executive Anne Wilson said the funds raised by the auction would have an “enormous” impact on the charity.

“With the incredible fundraising efforts of Lotus Living and collaboration partners, we will be able to keep assisting hundreds, if not thousands, of children around Australia with equipment that will change their lives, but also the lives of their families,” she said.

Last year, a team called the Land Monkeys – consisting of staff from Lotus Living, Oliver Hume Real Estate and Ivy Street Advertising – took part in the Variety Bash.

The annual motoring event involves teams travelling around Australia while raising funds. The Land Monkeys raised $126,000.

For auction details contact Jubilee estate manager William Agnew on 9684 8185.

To donate to this year’s Variety Bash, visit www.varietyhomeauction.com.au.