Nine and Simonds to auction house for My Room Children’s Cancer Charity

Simonds Homes and Satterley have generously donated a house and land package to go under the hammer to raise money for My Room Children’s Cancer Charity.

The 2020 Home for a Cure charity auction will raise vital funds for My Room, a volunteer-led organisation dedicated to achieving a 100 per cent cure rate for childhood cancers.

The single-storey, four-bedroom Simonds home has been built in Satterley’s Arcadia community located in the heart of Officer.

The house and land package is valued at over $650,000 and loaded with extras, including a raft of builder upgrades within the home, extensive landscaping and fencing. It also includes $40,000 worth of Adriatic furniture, $25,000 of electronic goods from JB HiFi, $7,000 of bedding from A.H. Beard, $5,500 of outdoor furnishings from Bunnings, $5,000 of homewares from Salt & Pepper, $3,000 in soft furnishings from Harvey Norman, a 12-month premium digital subscription to The Age and a 12-month subscription to Stan. The lucky bidder will only need to bring their suitcase.

Kelvin Ryan, Joint CEO and Managing Director of Simonds Homes, says the successful bidder will be buying a tailored, very popular Simonds Aspire home which is spacious and adaptable, located in a thriving part of Melbourne’s south-eastern suburbs.

“We chose the Aspire 174 design because it’s a large family home with four bedrooms, an indoor and outdoor living area, two bathrooms and a double garage,” Mr Ryan said. “Its design allows for groups to gather as well as space for peace and quiet, and it has a great open-plan kitchen living area that leads out to the large alfresco area, which families love.”

Mr Ryan said the home had to work well within the 465 square metre land size and be a perfect fit for the Arcadia community. The house, now built, will be located across from an established neighbourhood park and within walking distance of a variety of schools. But he also said this purchase would be more than a commercial decision for the right buyer.

“The right buyer will look at this home to fit their lifestyle, and also think about how much good their purchase will do for families and children with cancer.”

Chief Executive of Satterley, Nigel Satterley AM, said he was proud that Satterley was once again playing a part in such a worthy cause.

“This is the third time we’ve partnered with My Room – a charity that we are proud to support. Over the 40 charity auctions Satterley has provided land for, I’ve always been struck by the way the building industry comes together during these moments. It’s pleasing to observe and be a part of, particularly in these challenging times.”

He said he was excited that Satterley could offer land in its Arcadia community, the fastest selling and most established community in the Victorian portfolio.

“This home is located close to beautiful parklands specifically designed for families, and walking distance to three schools, train stations and the future Officer town centre. Arcadia will feature over 25 hectares of planned open spaces, most of which is already delivered and ready to be enjoyed.”

My Room’s Chairman, Maurizio Marcocci, said the proceeds from the home auction would go towards supporting the organisation’s four funding pillars: family support, medical equipment, clinical care, and research and clinical trials.

“It’s only with meaningful donations from our major partnerships like Nine, Simonds and Satterley that we can make a greater impact for funding research and clinical trials that could lead us to our goal of a 100 per cent cure rate,” Mr Marcocci said.

Channel 9 has been a proud supporter of My Room for the past 14 years, providing a platform to help the

charity achieve its goals and make a difference to the lives of children with cancer and their families.

Over the past four years alone, Channel 9 has raised more than $4.9 million for My Room through the annual My Room Telethon.

Home for a Cure is now open for private inspections. For more information please visit



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