More than 950 children are diagnosed with cancer each year in Australia, one in six children dies as a result. Sadly, around 50 of these children diagnosed are from the Hunter.

This September, International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the Children’s Cancer Institute will launch Build For A Cure, a major fundraising initiative in which a house will be built from the ground up in just 21 days. Every aspect of the home will be donated meaning that every dollar raised will be going towards life saving research for children with cancer.

McCloy Group is proud to be involved with this worthwhile cause by donating a block of land at the stunning Billy’s Lookout in Teralba. The fully furnished four-bedroom luxury family home will be built by McDonald Jones Homes in just 21 days then auctioned on 23 October with all proceeds donated to Children’s Cancer Institute. The build commences Monday 29 August and the house will be revealed to the public for the first time on Sunday 18 September.

Chairman of McCloy Group, Jeff McCloy, said there was no hesitation when asked to be involved.

“I thought it was a great initiative to be a part of,’ Jeff said. “Children are the future. One accepts adults dying as part of life but it’s hard to accept children dying. We need to do as much as we can for them and it feels good to be contributing to the solution.”

“We’re very proud of the exceptional living environments we produce throughout the Hunter and New England,” said Jeff. “Billy’s Lookout is no exception and will provide a very attractive setting for the home buyer.”

Key Dates

Monday 29 August – Build starts
Sunday 18 September – Reveal Day
Sunday 23 October – Auction Day

About Billy’s Lookout

All about quality lakeside living, Billy’s Lookout offers buyers the unique opportunity to secure a homesite on the doorstep of Lake Macquarie’s natural playground.

With the neighbourhood perched above the lake and surrounded by majestic parklands, waterways and nature tracks there is an abundance of leisure activities available to residents at Billy’s Lookout. Every day brings a new pursuit, with a variety of activities just minutes away; boating, fishing, bushwalking and cycling, just to name a few.

Billy’s Lookout is situated in the north-west corner of Lake Macquarie, an easy 30-minute drive from Newcastle’s CBD and beaches. With clear horizons and many parks, this friendly, community-focused little piece of heaven is also conveniently just minutes to the local shops, schools, playgrounds and dining precincts.

Build For A Cure Ambassadors

Scott Cam, McDonald Jones Homes’ ambassador and Australia’s favourite chippy along with Newcastle locals The Block’s 2012 winners Brad and Lara Cranfield will return to lend their support to the project. Celebrity auctioneer Damien Colley will auction the home on 23

“When Bill McDonald asked me to join the Build For A Cure campaign to raise funds for Children’s Cancer Institute, I was thrilled to have a ay I could personally help. These people aren’t asking for a miracle, just the funds to make it happen. Children’s Cancer Institute’s determination is infectious and I encourage all Aussies to give generously.

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