Local builder lays groundwork for Variety’s community support

Date Thursday, 1 June 2017 12:00 AM

Much needed special equipment and communication devices have been purchased for Variety – the Children’s Charity thanks to $18,000 raised by G.J. Gardner Homes.  


The local builders joined to create a 20 strong team, from offices across New South Wales, which raised the donations from the number of new homes that began construction last month.


Matthew Hope, Director of G.J. Gardner Homes NSW said he was proud to have been part of the successful state-wide initiative, nicknamed the ‘Fab Slab’ fundraiser.


“The money raised by Fab Slab has enabled Variety to purchase equipment like a standing frame and a modified trampoline for kids with mobility issues, monitoring equipment for a child with epilepsy, and iPad’s to help kids and their families with communication challenges,” he said. “It’s also enabled a number of kids to receive much-needed therapy as well”.


“The work that Variety does in the community is absolutely vital for children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs, along with their families who also do it tough,” he said. “Their work is inspiring and we’re very proud we could do our part to support their efforts.”


This is the third year that G.J. Gardner, as a group, have supported Variety - the Children’s Charity and over that time the network has raised over $435,000 through various fundraising efforts.


Chief among these activities is the G.J. Variety Freedom House fundraiser that sees a brand new home auctioned off with all profits going to the charity.


CEO of Variety - the Children’s Charity NSW/ACT, David Sexton, thanked G.J. Gardner Homes for initiating the fundraiser.


“Variety helps when others can’t,” Mr Sexton said. “But we couldn’t do our work without the assistance of organisations like G.J. Gardner Homes who support us so readily.”

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