Charity house almost finished after years of hard work
IT began a few years ago and after much hard work the Peet Charity House auction is almost here.
While there are still a few final touches to be made, the auction is set to attract a huge crowd at Vantage Estate Gladstone on February 23.
Variety Queensland regional events coordinator Kelly Hetherington said the whole experience had been a lot of hard work for everyone.
"From the first turn of sod in June 2012 it's been quite a quick progress," she said.
"But leading up there's been a lot of legals."
Ms Hetherington said one of the major people to be thanked was Variety's regional development manager Carly Quinn.
"It's been her baby and it would not have happened without her," she said.
The house is looking absolutely breathtaking, thanks to many donations and sponsors.
Ms Hetherington said Tenheggeler Homes did all the building.
"They are great builders in Gladstone," she said. "Anything they couldn't get for free or a company to donate, we tried to source donations."
Transforming the house into a beautiful, stylish home is also thanks to Bechtel, which donated various décor items, and Sassi, which offered furnishings on loan.
The auction will be one of the biggest single fundraising events undertaken in Gladstone, according to Ms Hetherington.
"Obviously it's going to benefit the charities in Gladstone," she said. "The four charities are all children based."
With all the effort involved for a good cause, Ms Hetherington said they would love to see a couple of good hearted investors come along and get in a bidding war.
And as Ms Hetherington said, it is clearly "all about the kids".
A free community family fun day will be held across from the house at Vantage Estate on Saturday, February 9 from 10am-2pm.
The event will give residents a chance to view the house and gather together in community spirit.
There will be free kids activities from face painting, a jumping castle, free barbecue and celebrity visitors.
All Charity House sponsors are invited to promote their business during the day.
For more information go to variety.org.au/gladstonecharityhouse.