Feb 05

Mayor and local businesses celebrate the start of this incredible community project.

More than 30 local businesses have put their hand up to help Wishlist and Ausmar Homes commence work on The House The Coast Built, with the official sod turn happening today, Tuesday 5 February 2019.

In late 2018, Ausmar Homes put out the call for help to build a home-away from home for families with loved ones receiving life-saving treatment at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital. The response has been overwhelming.

The foundation has been inundated with offers from businesses wanting to donate their time and services to help in any way they can, allowing our generous Wishlist partner, Ausmar Homes, to turn the sod and get construction underway.

Wishlist CEO, Lisa Rowe said this important project is only possible because of the generosity of our local community.

“We asked for help and they answered. The Sunshine Coast community is like no other – it’s truly amazing. We have had over 30 local businesses, big and small, come forward to give us the things needed to build this house.

“The home is going to benefit local families as well as families from outside the region. Approximately 42 families from Maleny, Noosa and Gympie could have used a room at the house in 2018, and that’s just to be close to the Paediatric Care Unit.

“The donation of time and services from businesses, adding to funds raised from the 2018 92.7 MIX FM’s Give Me 5 For Kids campaign, the annual Wishlist Spring Carnival and Sunshine Toyota’s Melbourne Cup Luncheon, is phenomenal.

“The House the Coast Built will create a haven for families to return to after long and often very stressful days in hospital. We can’t wait to work with Ausmar Homes and our community to make this house a reality, and are very grateful for their support,” said Ms Rowe.

Ausmar Homes are calling for support from the following suppliers:
– Concrete supplier
– Reinforcing Steel supplier

Interested parties can contact Sean Fraser, Ausmar Homes, 0412 771 222

• In the first 12 months of opening, the Sunshine Coast University Hospital treated 1,089 paediatric patients who lived more than 50km from the hospital.
• Another 340 mums who lived outside our region were transported to our state-of-the-art maternity unit to deliver their babies – often pre-term.
• In 2018, the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit alone treated over 40 children from outside the Sunshine Coast region, many from Central Queensland. Another 42 were treated from areas around Gympie, Noosa and Maleny.


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