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Bid for Maddie

29 May 2019

Bid for Maddie
Fairhaven building charity auction home for 
Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision

Fairhaven Homes, along with an army of tradespeople and suppliers, are hard at work building a 4-bedroom home for a no-reserve auction, the proceeds of which will go to Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision.

Expected to deliver a huge boost in the fight against Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes once it’s sold, the fully furnished house and land package in Satterley’s Upper Point Cook estate will go under the hammer on Saturday 6 July.

Fairhaven Homes General Manager of Sales and Marketing Jake Munday, said the idea of raising funds for Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision via a home auction can be traced back six years when he shaved his friend’s hair for charity. That friend was Maddie Riewoldt’s brother, Alex. 

I met Alex when Maddie was a fair way into her fight against Bone Marrow Failure. I organised an event with Alex where I shaved his head and we raised $4000. It was the first time we’d ever done anything in a formal capacity. .

Jake Munday

Maddie is sadly no longer with us, but when I approached Alex late last year with the idea of doing something much bigger he loved it.

So did Alex and Maddie’s brother, former St Kilda Football Club champion, and now the Chair of the Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision board, Nick Riewoldt. 

We are absolutely thrilled and very grateful to be part of this campaign with Fairhaven Homes and Satterley. The funds that we will be able to generate from the sale of this amazing home will help to significantly accelerate the rate of our research projects.

Nick Riewoldt

Nick explained that the organisation has helped to establish cutting edge medical research projects and wants to continue to fast-track the science that will bring about a better understanding of, and ultimately an end to, Bone Marrow Failure. 

“We are now fundraising for further globally significant projects, including the establishment of a National Bone Marrow Biobank. Our purpose is to create the only national biobank in the world that will collect all tissues, blood and genetic material to store and analyse,” Nick said. 

As for what price he believes the home might fetch on auction day, he can’t be sure. He does, however, have some ideas on who should start things off. 

Property investment seems to attract a large number of AFL players and this is right in Western Bulldogs heartland so I may have to lean on my good friend Bob Murphy to find us someone to open the bidding!

NICK RIEWOLDT

Upper Point Cook, a recent Urban Development Institute of Australia award winner for best residential development over 250 lots is one of Satterley’s most popular residential communities. Jack Hoffmann, Satterley’s General Manager for Victoria & Queensland said it was a pleasure to be a part of such a worthy cause. 

We’re delighted to be partnering with our friends at Fairhaven Homes to raise vital funds for Bone Marrow Failure Syndrome.  

Jack Hoffmann

Point Cook is a suburb that continues to grow in popularity. It’s really one of Melbourne’s great real estate success stories over the last decade and Upper Point Cook is one of our most successful projects ever. I’m sure any family would love to call this thriving residential community home.

For potential bidders, Fairhaven’s fully furnished Ballina 234 offers 4 bedrooms, 2 open plan living zones and a generous alfresco area. It incorporates on-trend finishes, fixtures and fittings throughout.

The Bid For Maddie family event will be held on auction day saturday 6th of July. festivities will begin at 10am. for more information please visit www.bidformaddie.com.au