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, McCloy Group and McDonald Jones Homes will join forces with the Children’s Cancer Institute to launch Build For A Cure 2018, a major fundraising initiative in which a house will be built from the ground up in just 21 days. This year, a homesite at The Bower Medowie will be donated by McCloy Group and the home building trades and materials will be donated by McDonald Jones Homes. Every aspect of the home will be donated meaning that 100% of the money raised will be going towards life saving research for children with cancer.

In 2016, McCloy Group donated a block of land at the stunning Billy’s Lookout in Teralba. A fully furnished four-bedroom luxury family home was built by McDonald Jones Homes in just 21 days then auctioned, in total over $700,000 was raised and donated to Children’s Cancer Institute.

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, 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. “The Bower is no exception and will provide a very attractive setting for the home buyer.”

Key Dates

  • Monday 27th August 2018 – Reveal Day
  • Sunday 16th September 2018 – Reveal Day
  • Sunday 21st October 2018 – Auction Day

About The Bower

The Bower is an impressively spacious 127-hectare residential land estate located off Medowie Road in Medowie that will consist of approximately 420 homesites ranging from 600 square metres to 4000 square metres.

The name, The Bower, has been inspired by the impressive home built and decorated by a male Satin Bowerbird, which is found in the local area. The bowerbird meticulously maintains the bower throughout the year beautifully decorating it with bright blue objects.

The Bower borders Medowie State Conservation Area so a key focus will be to develop a community that is sympathetic to the surrounding area and complement the Medowie lifestyle.

Build For A Cure Ambassadors

Scott Cam, McDonald Jones Homes’ ambassador and Australia’s favourite chippy along with McCloy Group ambassador local footy legend, Mitchell Pearce are joining forces to lend their support to the project.

“Teaming up with McCloy Group for the Build For A Cure project is an opportunity I’m extremely keen to be part of and what a cause to support! The project has shown enormous success in the past as it continues to do amazing work to achieve zero childhood cancer. It’s clear Newcastle’s a tight knit community and will no doubt get behind this” Mitchell Pearce

Watch the build progress live here