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Helping hand for Cystic Fibrosis

By Sarah Lefebvre on Apr 01 2017

The LJ Hooker Foundation is pleased to confirm $437,000 will be donated to Cystic Fibrois Australia following the successful auction of a home on the New South Wales South Coast.

The home at 32 Wattlebird Way, Malua Bay – dubbed the ‘Red Rose’ house in honour of CFA’s recognised emblem - was recently auctioned by LJ Hooker with all sale proceeds going to the research and support organisation.

LJ Hooker’s South Coast offices, major companies including 
Bluescope Steel and James Hardy, a host of local sub-contractors spanning electricians, plumbers and painters, and land developer 
Sea Breeze, donated major time and resources to make the spacious home and auction a reality.

The LJ Hooker Foundation is the charitable arm of LJ Hooker’s network of offices.

LJ Hooker CEO, Grant Harrod said: “To have the house come out of the ground – from the sourcing of land to the bespoke finishes and final internal fittings - is a huge achievement.“

Cystic Fibrosis Australia has been a long time charity partner of 
LJ Hooker and to date LJ Hooker offices have raised in excess of $5.3 million by participating in its annual 65 Roses fundraising day, holding sausage sizzles and hosting community events.” 

Cystic Fibrosis Australia CEO Nettie Burke thanked the LJ Hooker Foundation for the donation, saying the house was a poignant representation of life with CF.

“Building a home is a step-by-step process. Likewise, living with cystic fibrosis involves regimented, step-by-step living that involves a tortuous combination of hours of physiotherapy and countless daily intakes of life-saving drugs,” said Ms Burke.

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